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Symposium: Orthotics and Prosthetics Management for the Trauma Patient

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Bone and Joint Center

1367 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12206

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Symposium: Orthotics and Prosthetics Management for the Trauma Patient

The CDC reports that each year, trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the nation. Patients with traumatic injuries often have different needs, concerns and expectations regarding their injury and recovery. How is your team preparing to meet the needs of this patient population? In this three and a half hour introductory course for RNs, Social Workers, PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and Case Managers, we will focus on trauma patient care,outcomes and a range of orthotic and prosthetic interventions, providing you with current and clinically driven care options for your patients.

Program Sessions

Check-In: 4:30 pm
Programming and Dinner: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • Overview of the Trauma Patient Pathway and Care
  • Postoperative Care Following Traumatic Amputation
  • Primer on the Trauma Orthotic Patient
  • Management of the Trauma Patient: Upper Limb Prosthetics
  • A Trauma Patient’s Perspective: Journey to Success
  • Questions and Answers

Topics Include

  • Review current research trends
  • Overview of pathway and care
  • Immediate & early prosthetic interventions
  • Trauma Survivor’s Network and Peer Support Resources
  • Health care team
  • Burn management
  • Spine and lower limb fracture care
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Upper limb prosthetic options
  • Peer support and patient education

Learning Objectives

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

  • understand the postoperative treatment modalities for trauma amputee patients
  • identify orthotic treatment for spinal and lower limb fractures in trauma patients
  • define burn and scar management orthotic techniques
  • review current research trends, pathway and care
  • discuss the care pathway and your role within the multidisciplinary care team
  • recognize the daily struggles of an amputee and the importance of resources and patient education

Instructors

Elena Sorci, CPO
T. Mike McInerny, CPO
Katie Toth, CPO
Paul Selph, Trauma Patient

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, CM, SW, RN. For more information on Hanger Clinic's accreditation status, 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 lgurn@hanger.com.

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