The recommendations and resources found within the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Practice (Can-SCIP) Guideline are intended to inform and instruct care providers and other stakeholders who deliver services to adults who have sustained a spinal cord injury. This Guideline is not intended for use with patients or clients under the age of 18 years. It is not for self-diagnosis or treatment. Patient, parents, and/or caregivers may wish to bring their healthcare and other providers’ attention to this guideline.
The content of this Guideline are based on the best evidence available at the time of their finalization (2021) as well as on the opinion of the experts who participated in the development of the guidelines. Choices reflected in these guidelines do not preclude the possibility of other approaches or practices also being valid and relevant. Healthcare professionals must at all times use their clinical judgment and consider other factors such as patient preferences, resource availability and clinical context in applying these recommendations. Moreover, healthcare professionals must at all times respect the legal and normative regulations of the regulatory bodies, in particular with regards to scopes of practice and restricted/protected activities, as these may differ provincially.
The Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, the project team, and any developers, contributors, and supporting partners shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, or obligations arising from the use or misuse of this guideline including loss or damage arising from any claims made by a third party.
Also, as the sponsor of this document, the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for changes made to the guideline without its consent. Any changes must be accompanied by the statement: “Adapted from Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Practice (Can-SCIP) Guideline with/ without permission,” according to whether or not permission was sought and/or given.