Course Series – Multi-Grasp Terminal Devices
This five-course series focuses on multi-grasp terminal devices, and each course features a single patient use scenario.
There are a variety of hands, hooks, and fingers designed to help people with upper limb loss or limb difference complete everyday tasks. From eating to driving a car, there are different shapes, functionalities, and interfaces designed to help patients reach their goals.
Prosthetic hands and hooks can be complex, require power, or be made simply to enable a particular function. From high tech to low tech, they are all designed to provide benefits based on different functional needs and a patient’s individual style. This series is meant to provide you with a case by case look at solutions based on functional needs and helping patients get back to daily activity levels.
Upon completion of this program, participant will be able to:
- Review pre-prosthetic therapy and prosthetic training concepts
- Demonstrate multi-grasp terminal devices as they relate to patient activities of daily living, including important points to consider
- Understand why communication between therapist, prosthetist and patient is critical in providing the patient with the most functional prosthesis
AOTA Classification Codes
- Domain of OT: Client Factors; Activity demands
- OT Process: Intervention
Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. Each of these courses has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.
This series is led by Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L, featuring additional speakers and patient partners as appropriate.
Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L
Bambi is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Hanger Clinic’s Upper Limb Prosthetics Program as a member of the rehabilitation team in 2015. Bambi has been a therapist for the past 35 years with a varied clinical background ranging from pediatrics, to trauma, to hand therapy and general rehabilitation. Her most recent experience includes teaching introductory and advanced courses in upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation, presenting at local, national and international conferences and facilitating collaborative efforts between prosthetists and therapists to improve functional outcomes for end users. Bambi has been both on the manufacturer side and the clinical side of the prosthetic industry and is excited to be a part of the dynamic Hanger Clinic.
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.