Facing Limb Loss‚ Part 2 - PT539

Facing Limb Loss‚ Part 2

Hope for the Future

by Edward Hansen, MSN, RN
(4.4 / 1109 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Nearly 2 million Americans already have some form of limb loss, and about 185,000 new amputations are performed each year. Losing a limb or being born with a limb that is partially or completely missing is a life-altering experience. A prosthesis is a device that is designed to replace, to the extent possible, the function and/or appearance of a missing limb or body part. A prosthetist is a skilled professional who designs or fabricates artificial limbs using a variety of synthetic materials. The prosthetist considers many issues in fabricating a prosthesis, including the amputation level, the contour of the residual limb, and the patient’s lifestyle needs and financial resources. Health issues such as balance and strength, activity intolerance due to other medical conditions, impaired cognition or other neurological deficits, sensorimotor problems due to peripheral nerve dysfunction, and visual impairments all need to be considered for individual patients.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses and physical therapists with information about how to support patients who have experienced limb loss. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe learning tasks that are associated with using a prosthesis
  • Discuss issues related to the use of a lower-extremity and an upper-extremity prosthesis
  • Discuss advances in prosthetic technology

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. 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. 19S0816 for 4/16/19 to 4/16/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-538154 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-206 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
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: 3/22/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2022


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.


For Florida professionals:

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Barry W - Austin, TX  ·  May 05, 2020
Good review of information and very applicable
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Aisheh D - Lakeland, FL  ·  Apr 29, 2020
great teaching about prosthetics
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Carrie H - , FL  ·  Apr 13, 2020
the course was educational
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Jesus D - , FL  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Very useful information especially in the field we work in.
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Brandi L - , FL  ·  Apr 03, 2020
This course was super helpful in helping us provide the best care for our patients and answering the questions they have about prosthetics
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