The purpose of this module is to provide nurses and physical therapists with information about caring for people who have limb loss. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- State the primary causes of limb loss
- Describe the types of amputation, including terminology for amputation levels
- Identify the role healthcare providers as a team play in helping patients with amputation regain function and prevent further limb loss
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and physical therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.