QOD 11: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort

QOD 11: Breathing Difficulties in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort

Answer:

A.  The patient has a Glasgow Coma Score of 8

Rationale: 

A spinal cord injury produces paresthesia below the level of the injury; paraplegia indicates an injury in which the patient cannot move the lower extremities, while quadriplegia is a higher-level injury where the patient often cannot move . . .