Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Wallet Card
The Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center invites you to send a friend a copy of its new Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) wallet card. It is important to become knowledgeable about AD if you have a spinal cord injury at the T6 level or above. AD can cause a medical emergency and even be life threatening.
Feel free to share the info here with your medical team as it was developed with the help of physicians at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
There are two versions; an adult card in dark blue and a pediatric card in light blue -- please note the difference in the medication dosages.
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Spanish (en Español) versions are also available to email or download only.
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The information contained in this card is presented for the purpose of informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained herein is to be construed or intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Contact your physician or other qualified health care provider should you have questions on your health, treatment, or diagnosis.
AHRQ's National Guidelines ClearinghousePresents their guidelines, Acute Management of Autonomic Dysreflexia: Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury to Health-Care Facilities.
Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine: Autonomic DysreflexiaThis consumer guide explains in clear language the most common warning signs of autonomic dysreflexia and what steps to follow if you think you are experiencing an episode of this life-threatening condition. All information has been prepared by a committee of qualified professionals based on scientific and professional knowledge about autonomic dysreflexia, its causes and treatments. Published by PVA on behalf of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.
EmedicineTitle: Autonomic Dysreflexia in Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury Information NetworkFeatures articles and references for AD and all other SCI conditions.
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