Below you will find in depth guidance to help in the management of patients diagnosed with MSCC; from initial management to rehabilitation and discharge.
Patient information leaflets
Information has been developed for patients and can be accessed here
Investigation and management of spinal cord compression
Symptomatic and supportive care
Nursing care plans
You can also access details about local allied health professionals who will support patient rehabilitation; this can be accessed via the MSCC resources section.
For patients who receive radiotherapy as the definitive treatment for their spinal cord compression, the following discharge letter will be completed and sent with them to their referring ward. This provides the ward team with details of the treatment delivered as well as the expected side effect and management advice.