Kinetic nursing for acute spinal cord injury patients

Barth A. Green, Kathy L. Green, K. John Klose

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This paper is a review of 105 acute spinal cord injured patients treated on the Roto-Rest Mark I hospital bed during a 42-mth period at the South Florida Regional Spinal Cord System at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Center. The authors observed that Kinetic Nursing was effective in reducing commonly occurring complications in pulmonary, cardiovascular, skin, musculo-skeletal, nervous, gastro-intestinal, and genito-urinary systems. Of special interest in this patient group was the unique ability to maintain spinal stability while mobilizing these acutely injured patients in the Roto-Rest bed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute spinal cord injury
  • Immobility
  • Kinetic nursing
  • Roto-Rest Mark I
  • Spinal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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