The 4-part series on upper limb prosthetics will review the types of limb deficiency/loss causes and define terms. It will also discuss prosthetic technology, the evaluation process, functional assessment, outcome measures, management, and resources available.
Please note this course was presented originally for our sister site, OccupationalTherapy.com and therefore some content may be verbally directed to OTs.
Course created on May 4, 2015
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DE/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; MA/4.0; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NY/4.0; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SC/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WY/4.0
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify diverse presentations of limb loss, list the levels of amputation, recognize the difference between congenital and acquired amputations.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify the types and components of the different prostheses, the types of prostheses used in each situation, and the technology that impacts prosthetic development.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify types of assessments, list different types of measures under each assessment area, and identify tools and strategies for developing a plan of care and letters of medical necessity.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify different factors involved with prosthetic management.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to list three areas of the preparatory phase and the prosthetic training.
- By the end of this course, the participant will be able to identify three adaptive strategies.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction, review of topic and agenda|
|10-30 Minutes||Etiology, presentation, levels, etc.|
|30-50 Minutes||Causes: congenital vs. acquired|
|50-60 Minutes||Wrap up; Questions and answers|
|60-70 Minutes||Introduction to prosthetic technology|
|70-90 Minutes||Types of prosthetic devices|
|90-110 Minutes||Compare and contrast the different prosthetic devices|
|110-120 Minutes||Wrap up; Questions and answers|
|120-130 Minutes||Introduction to prosthetic evaluation|
|130-150 Minutes||Types of assessments|
|150-170 Minutes||Types of tools under each area of assessment|
|170-180 Minutes||Wrap up; Questions and answers|
|180-190 Minutes||Introduction to prosthetic management and resources|
|190-210 Minutes||Overview of the different phases of prosthetic management|
|210-240 Minutes||Discussion of resources and advocacy; Wrap up; Questions and answers|
Debra Latour, M.Ed. Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L
Debra Latour, M.Ed., OTR/L is a registered occupational therapist, Consultant and Owner of Single-Handed Solutions, LLC, providing consulting services to manufacturers and hospitals. She sees patients with upper limb deficiency/loss through her affiliations with Handspring and Attain Therapy+Fitness. Debi graduated from BSOT/Tufts University and earned her M.Ed. (Advanced Practice OT) from Springfield College where she is adjunct faculty. Debi serves as a member of the Upper Limb Advisory Council to Amputee Coalition and contributes to the inMotion publication. She is also a member of ACPOC, ATA, and AOTA. Deb has a congenital upper limb deficiency, is an active prosthesis-user and shares her experiences and tips through her blog at www.SingleHandedSolutions.blogspot.com. She is the inventor of record of prosthetic technology including the Cutaneous Anchor Technology (patented) and the TAB (patent-pending) and has presented at prosthetic conferences nationally and internationally.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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