What are Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Burn Injuries?

Frequently, we receive requests for explanations on what happens during spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and burn injuries. Because we are librarians and not clinicians, we cannot speak to what you or your loved one may require if you experience one of these injuries. However, we can provide you with reliable informational resources and referrals to help you and your loved one. THe resources that follow are ones that we frequently use when we receive information requests dealing with SCI, TBI, and burn injuries. We have grouped these injuries together for your ease.

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

The MSKTC is a wonderful resource for those with SCI, TBI, and Burn Injuries and their loved ones. They provide factsheets for consumers, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers on SCI, TBI, and Burn Injuries in English and Spanish. They also provide resources on knowledge translation and offer an online knowledge translation toolkit.

Spinal Cord Injury

Here are three great resources for people with SCI:

Traumatic Brain Injury

Here are serveral resources for people with TBI:

Burn Injury

These are just a few of the resources available for people with burn injury: