NEW! Live Webinar – One Session, 6 Contact Hours (.6 CEUs)
- Sunday, October 18, 2020, 9:00am- 4:00pm EST (US)
This course offers an introduction to the necessary skills for management of the limb loss patient. Clinical expertise can be difficult to obtain since this population is a small proportion of the rehabilitation caseload. Current research, expert opinions from PT, OT, orthopedic and plastic surgeons, PM&R, prosthetists, as well as patient experiences will be presented. The class addresses the medical issues and common complications that place limbs at risk. Attendees will learn to make educated clinical decisions to improve function. This dynamic course addresses limb loss due to diabetes, vascular disease, trauma, cancer, sepsis and congenital issues. Current guidelines recommend therapy interactions start pre-operatively and continue through the lifespan of the patient. Many of the techniques described in the course can be applied to patient populations with limbs at risk and the multi-trauma patient. The course is primarily lecture with multiple video clips taken throughout the continuum of care. Access to videos of demonstrated techniques will be included.
- Design, implement and modify and individual rehabilitation program using up to date techniques recognizing common problems encountered by patients with limb loss.
- Be familiar with suspension systems and prosthetic componentry as well as describe location of further resources to enhance patient outcomes when working with prosthetics.
- Recognize concerns that would require consultation with other professionals including physicians and prosthetists.
Audience: PT, OT, PTA, OTA (and other medical professionals) working with patients who have limb loss
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, is a renowned expert in the field of vestibular dysfunction and amputee rehabilitation, treating patients across the lifespan from pediatric to geriatric. A skilled and knowledgeable researcher and therapist, Inger has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams that provide cutting-edge, effective, and safe rehabilitation treatments at rehab facilities including Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s Center for Concussion, she developed and directs PACER (Progressive Acute Concussion Exertional Rehabilitation). Inger has presented at APTA CSM, published journal articles, developed protocols, and has been invited to speak at conferences throughout the world. She is passionate about providing exceptional and collaborative patient care and sharing her knowledge and experience with the continuing education community.
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