Facing Limb Loss, Part 1: Helping Patients Regain Function - PT538

Facing Limb Loss, Part 1: Helping Patients Regain Function

by Edward Hansen, MSN, RN
PT538
(4.4 / 1254 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

About 2 million Americans already have some form of limb loss, and more than 185,000 new amputations are done each year.  The Amputee Coalition of America estimates that there are 185,000 new lower extremity amputations each year just within the United States and an estimated population of 2 million American amputees. The primary causes of acquired limb loss are diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, trauma, infection, and cancer. About 90% of amputations done in the United States are lower extremity amputations. Part 1 of this series outlines causes of limb loss, amputation procedures, postoperative care, and rehabilitation, including the role healthcare providers as a team play in helping patients regain function and prevent further amputation. People who experience limb loss may interact with healthcare providers in multiple settings, so healthcare providers across disciplines need to be well informed about it.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course is to provide nurses and physical therapists with information about caring for people who have limb loss. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • State the primary causes of limb loss.
  • Describe the types of amputation, including terminology for amputation levels.
  • Identify the role healthcare providers as a team play in helping patients with amputation regain function and prevent further limb loss.
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physical therapists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0655 for 3/24/19 to 3/24/20)
 
The FL PT Association (approval CE18-538154 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-205 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for  03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 3/8/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/1/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2022

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Sara S - , FL  ·  Nov 15, 2019
very informative and helpful in my position
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Raymond W - San Diego, CA  ·  Nov 08, 2019
GOOD INFORMATION PROVIDED
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Lara L - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Nov 05, 2019
this was a very educational course
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Lawrence C - tampa, FL  ·  Nov 05, 2019
It was an informative introduction
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Elena P - Parkland, FL  ·  Oct 08, 2019
good review and update
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