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Prosthetic Symposium: Successful Rehab for the Upper and Lower Limb Amputee

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Las Colinas Country Club

4400 North O'Connor Road

Irving, TX 75062

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Prosthetic Symposium: Successful Rehab for the Upper and Lower Limb Amputee

This three hour presentation will introduce health care providers to lower and upper limb loss care advancements and solutions for your amputee patients, with an overview of postoperative care following trauamtic amputation. This introductory level course reviews common terms associated with prosthetics and levels of amputation of the lower limb. A generalized timeline for the rehabilitation of an individual following amputation will be discussed. Aspects of creating a prosthetic design will be presented, including discussions of: user evaluation process; interface materials; types of suspension available; categories of prosthetic options, and additional components that may be incorporated into a prosthesis for maximized user outcomes. The course concludes with group discussion of three hypothetical patient profiles.

Agenda

Check-In: 10:30 am
Symposium: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Complimentary Lunch Buffet

Sessions
Overview of Upper Limb Prostheses
Overview of Lower Limb Prostheses
Postoperative Care Following Traumatic Amputation

Topics Include

  • Prosthetic technology
  • Levels of amputations
  • Rehab timeline
  • Prosthetic design
  • User profile examination
  • Data analysis and assessment tools

Speakers

Mark Ashford, CPO
Ed Hassler, CPO

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recall common terms associated with prosthetics;
  • Identify and describe levels of amputation of the lower and upper limb
  • Discuss a generalized timeline for the rehabilitation of an individual after amputation
  • Identify typical components used in the fabrication of a prosthesis, such as: various kinds of interfaces; transtibial and transfemoral sockets; types of suspension; and categories of feet and knees
  • Summarize the benefits and limitations of body powered and myoelectric prosthetic systems
  • Interpret and discuss hypothetical patient profiles indicating the need for a prosthesis
  • Understand the rehabilitation timeline and postoperative care treatment for traumatic amputation

Continuing Education Requirements and Credits

All attendees are required to attend the entire session, sign in at the beginning at the end of the course. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation and verbal responses to Q & A unless a written assessment is required by an applicable approving State Board or Organization. Three contact hours available for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, and Nurses. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status and detailed course catalog, please visit us at www.HangerClinic.com/ContinuingEducation.

Special Requests

Hanger Clinic strives to make our learning environments fully accessible and want to provide our guests with an opportunity to identify special needs in advance of the course.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your course coordinator cagarcia@hanger.com or cfisher@hanger.com.

Cancellation Policy

Attendees will be notified via email if the course is cancelled.

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