Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) can have dire consequences requiring ongoing, with the majority of its (mostly young) victims experiencing permanent major paralysis. This is why an ISCRR research team is looking not only at the immediate post-injury care (referred to specifically as "trauma care"), but also the care received after an initial injury has been addressed and the patient's life-threatening period has passed.
Both of these periods in care fall under the umbrella term of "acute care" - a term used to describe the active but short-term treatment that a patient receives around a severe injury, including not only emergency/trauma care, but also specialist in-hospital treatment and rehabilitation related to the injury.
This project is ongoing. Watch this space for updates.