Webinar: Post-operative Prosthetic Care Following Lower Limb Amputation

Date and Time

June 11, 2020
1–2 p.m. ET

Location

Virtual Event

Early care following surgery is just the beginning. This one hour introductory level course discusses the many immediate and early postoperative prosthetic techniques available. Understanding the various treatment options, as well as their benefits and risks, will allow the most appropriate techniques to be applied to the patient with a lower limb amputation as healing progresses.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participant will be able to:

  • Comprehend the effectiveness of various forms of postoperative prosthetic modalities for lower limb amputation
  • Describe the postoperative early rehabilitation process
  • List the benefits of postoperative treatment for the rehabilitation of an individual after a lower limb amputation
  • Describe the goals of postoperative management
  • Compare the techniques for immediate and early prosthetic interventions, specifically: soft dressings and compression therapy, removable rigid dressings (RRDs), and non-removable rigid dressings
  • Provide criteria to determine the patient’s readiness for prosthetic fitting

Instructor


John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP(D)

John Rheinstein is a board certified prosthetist who has been caring for patients for 22 years and is passionate about healing and empowering people through improved mobility. He is active in research and patient care applications of new products.

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Continuing Education Requirements: All attendees are required to attend the entire session, complete a credit request form, and evaluation following the session. Throughout the presentation learning outcomes will be assessed through instructor interaction and attendee’s participation through Q&A.

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