Treatment of the Individual with Upper Limb Deficiency (CHE736)With the emerging state of the art upper limb prosthetic options coupled with increasing consumer demand, it has become evident that occupational therapists, physical therapists and other medical professionals need to demonstrate a major role in creating a foundation of success for the individual with upper limb deficiency. What has been lacking is an opportunity for practitioners of these professions to gain a comprehensive background of the complexities of managing this unique patient population. This program is designed for the purpose of educating health care professionals to the complexities and options for individuals with UL deficiencies including considerations for cultural implications, social meanings and differing presentations of individuals with congenital vs. acquired upper limb deficiency.
This course will provide an introduction to this knowledge base, insight into the emerging advances of this prosthetic technology, a patient-focused approach to upper limb prosthetic components, prescription planning, insight to prosthetic training as well as non-prosthetic training, and the critical importance of evidence based follow-up and outcome documentation. The vital partnership of the client, the occupational therapist, the physical therapist and the prosthetist will be reinforced as a critical ingredient in the overall success of the patient with upper limb deficiency. These would be inclusive of clinician and consumer perspectives. Co-sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Caucus of Western MD AHEC and Allegany College of Maryland. Approved by the MD OT and PT Boards for 6 hours. For information, call 301-784-5526.
10/25, Friday (1 session)
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
ACM: CE 12-13-14
Instructor: Debra Latour, MEd., OTR/L
Course Cost: $99.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $94.00