Spinal Cord Injury Admission Criteria
Patients admitted to Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown are medically and psychologically stable, willing and able to participate in an active program of rehabilitation, and demonstrate potential to show significant and practical improvement in a reasonable period of time. Inpatient admissions require 24 hour nursing care and for rehabilitation 24 hour availability of a rehabilitation physician. Medical services and intensity of therapy varies depending on setting and patient needs. Admission liaisons are available as needed to assist in determining the appropriate level for each patient. Although admission requires a physician order, referrals come from a wide variety of sources including nurses, case managers, social workers, therapists, hospitals, and/or patients and family member requests. Outpatient and Next Step admissions require a physician order.