Introduction to Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Lecturers: MDT members from Amputee Rehabilitation Centre and other specialist teams based at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.
Dr Xia Lin Rehabilitation Consultant
Dr Jess Marsh Clinical Psychologist
Gordon Wilson Prosthetist
Clayton Smith Prosthetist
Jo Kaye – Allan Specialist Occupational Therapist
Lizzy Sharples Specialist Assistant Practitioner
Karen Clark Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Paul Hardy Tissue Viability Lead Nurse
Liz Whiteman DrivAbility, Lead Clinical Advisor
“Amputation should be considered as the formation of a potential new organ of locomotion and thus, the first stage of a new episode of patient management rather than the end stage of the previous episode of treatment” (British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine Guidelines, 2018, p.27).
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is aimed at Healthcare Professionals that wish to increase their knowledge, practical skills and confidence surrounding the holistic care of adult lower limb amputee patients. This may include people working on acute wards or in the Community (inpatient or outpatient) setting.
The Amputee Rehabilitation Centre (based at Royal Derby Hospital) provides the specialist outpatient prosthetic input to outpatients based in Southern Derbyshire and the surrounding area. All of the MDT have a wealth of amputee experience and have undertaken post graduate training in the specialist area of Amputee Rehab. As a team we are passionate about the provision of quality, holistic and lifelong rehabilitation for lower limb amputees and look forward to building other health care practitioners confidence and skills when working with this rewarding patient group.
Delegates are updated with regard to:
- Safe transfer and mobility techniques used by Clinicians with lower limb amputees
- Knowledge of nationally endorsed rehabilitation and therapy guidelines which should influence service planning and raise awareness of what should be included within holistic amputee rehab programmes.
- Awareness of prosthetic pathways and factors influencing successful prosthetic use.
Fee: £90 (including refreshments) CPD: 8 hours
Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.
Arrival, registration and Tea / Coffee
Amputation: Surgical review of aetiology, rationale and post-operative considerations
Adaptation and Psychological needs following amputation
Tea / Coffee break
1) Transfers of the acute amputee
2) Psychology issues and mood assessment
3) Discharge planning
4) Exercises and post amputation mobility
Post amputation wound considerations
Medical input and decision making regarding rehabilitation potential and prosthetic provision.
1) Early Walking Aids – use of PPAM aid
2) Wheelchair prescription and accessories
3) Falls coping strategies
Introduction to prosthetics including demonstration trans tibial cast.
Tea / Coffee break
Practical prosthetic issues with patient demonstration
DrivAbility – returning to driving: DVLA and adaptations.
Patient experiences with Q&A session (+MDT)