This course will introduce you to immediate postoperative care, advancements in technology, the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, and the benefits of patient advocates. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to amputee rehabilitation including postoperative care, componentry selection of technology, and ways in which a peer mentor can help to improve outcomes.
- Immediate postoperative care for the amputee
- Advancements in technology
- Importance of a multi-disciplinary approach
- The role of the patient advocate
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) appraise and practice appropriate prosthetic management of bilateral transfemoral amputees and management of congenital limb deficiencies; 2) appraise and practice appropriate socket fit and assessment techniques that will have the greatest benefit for the prosthetic patient; 3) identify and evaluate common prosthetic gait anomalies then select appropriate treatments and solutions for their prosthetic patients; 4) identify their own patient’s ability or potential for ambulation with variable cadence; 5) compare and analyze his/her own patient’s physical limitation as well as their potential abilities; and 6) articulate treatment goals based on the testimony of the course speaker.
Matt Luetke, CPO & Tim Miller, CPO
Date: August 27, 2019
Check-in and Dinner: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Programming: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Event Center at Rhythum City Casino Resort
City, State, Zip: Davenport, IA 52807
Standard Registration: $40