Dating a woman with spina bifida
Follow the child clinically to observe for these signs.6.
Teach or review with the family and child and urge them to observe for signs of syringomyelia (back pain and sensorimotor changes in arms and hands).
Assist the family by making them aware that transition to adult life involves many aspects beyond health care, including educational planning or job training, making arrangements to live independently, and financial planning.
Urge the family and child (if appropriate) to perform daily skin checks.
Recommend that the child’s skin is properly moisturized, and that appropriate weight-shifting is taking place based on the child’s neurologic level.
(Self-Management and Independence Guidelines, Transition Guidelines) 7.
It is recommended that the Spina Bifida Care Coordinator assess family dynamics in coping with the diagnosis and evaluate their psychosocial stressors.