Respiratory Information for Spinal Cord Injury (RISCI) Meeting

Glasgow 15 November 2019 www.risci.org.uk

RISCI drives the national standard of care provided for spinal cord injured patients requiring respiratory support before and during admission to a spinal centre, and after discharge.

RISCI is a group of clinicians from around the UK who are passionately interested in the plight of people with spinal cord injury in respiratory difficulty.

RISCI came to be from a common realisation that there was not much proven standardisation of care in the realm of respiratory management of people with spinal cord injury. It took one enterprising physio to seek out and find the very few people who had responsibility for the very few ventilator dependant people in the UK and bring them together. Interest has blossomed, and the last RISCI meeting had more delegates than there are patients on ventilators in the whole country.

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