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Hospitalized?

YES

NO

Immediate Considerations

Coordination of Care

Good

 

Observe new problems?

NO

YES

 
 

 

LATE EFFECTS OF POLIO:
THE MEDICAL

New Symptoms after Stability

Post-Polio Syndrome

Aging with Polio

Maintaining Health and Wellness

LATE EFFECTS OF POLIO:
THE PSYCHOSOCIAL

Models of Disability/Identity Issues

Coping with Stress and Physical Changes

Relationships: Families and Friends

 
 

 

EVALUATE OPTIONS WITH FAMILY

 
 

 

Background needed?

YES

NO

Polio: The Disease

Polio: The Experience

 

  • Listen
  • Observe

 

Help needed?

NO

YES

 
 

 

MANAGEMENT/TREATMENT IDEAS

Pain

Weakness

Fatigue

Breathing, Swallowing Problems

Depression, Anxiety

Trauma

 
 

 

EVALUATE OPTIONS WITH FAMILY

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  • Listen
  • Observe
  • Analyze

 

Professional help needed?

arrow pointing left NO

YES

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PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE

Family Physician

Health Care Specialists

Coordination of Care

 
RE-EVALUATE LATER

 

Resources needed?

NO

YES

 
 

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE –
DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL!

 
 
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