Archive: APTA Conference 2013 Programming: Persons with Amputations: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • This is archived programming for APTA Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    Thursday, June 27

    Amputation Management, Part 1 of 6: Introduction to Medicine and Management

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; John Holmes, PT; Kristin Reeves, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    The purpose of this course is to provide introductory general information regarding the treatment of individuals with amputations using a team-based approach and how that relates to role of the physical therapists. The speakers will convey basic knowledge from a medical and prosthetic perspective. This introduction will provide the building blocks for the subsequent presentations in this series.

    Amputation Management, Part 2 of 6: Limb Loss Prevention

    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; John Holmes, PT; Kristin Reeves, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This presentation will focus on the latest initiative for preventing loss of limb supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Amputee Coalition as outlined by the Limb Loss Prevention Taskforce in the "Roadmap for Limb Loss Prevention and Amputee Care Improvement." Implementation of this blueprint will require input and cooperation along the continuum of the rehabilitation team. The speakers will look at how care providers, particularly physical therapists, can contribute to this effort and impact the overall care of the amputee.

    Amputation Management, Part 3 of 6: Treatment

    Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; John Holmes, PT; Kristin Reeves, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will educate attendees on how to treat a patient with amputation(s) across the entire treatment spectrum. This includes pre-amputation, acute post-surgical, pre-prosthetic, prosthetic, and post-prosthetic, including return to work. We will discuss the whole-person treatment perspective from a team approach that involves a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, a physical therapist, prosthetic consultants, and nurses. Also included are psychiatry, podiatry, social work, case management, orthopedics, and plastic surgery providers.

    Friday, June 28

    Amputation Management, Part 4 of 6: Objective Measurements

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; John Holmes, PT; Kristin Reeves, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will educate attendees on the increasing importance of objective, evidenced-based measurement tools available for the evaluation of the patient with amputation(s). The speakers will review the advantages and disadvantages of some available tools and review how to administer some of the most commonly used tests. The discussion will include what a valid scale needs to include, relate it to K-levels, and examine how the new evidence-based decision-making health care process works. Clinicians will learn the determining factors for candidacy of prosthetic fitting appropriateness and contraindications that will affect functional outcomes.

    Amputation Management, Part 5 of 6: Componentry

    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; John Holmes, PT; Kristin Reeves, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    The purpose of this presentation is to help physical therapists understand prosthetic componentry to best be able to assist amputees with training for their most efficient use. This session will include an overview of upper-extremity prosthetics care; general information on all lower-extremity components and prescription criteria; and current prosthetic knee technology, including mechanical knees and microprocessor knees.

    Saturday, June 29

    Amputation Management, Part 6 of 6: Military Rehabilitation

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Danielle H. Melton, MD; Marie Black, PT

    CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)

    The purpose of this course is to provide introductory general information regarding the management of people with amputations from a team based approach and how that relates to role of the physical therapists. The goal is to convey basic knowledge from a medical and prosthetic perspective. This session will cover the military rehabilitation perspective including in-patient rehabilitation and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

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