Selecting & Using Clinical Measures to Justify Post-Amputation Prosthetics & Clinical Care

Selecting & Using Clinical Measures to Justify Post-Amputation Prosthetics & Clinical Care

Register NowDate: January 27 and 28, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart University, Center for Healthcare Education, 4000 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
CEHs: 12
Cost: $450
Speaker: Dr. J. Megan Sions, PhD, DPT, PT - Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Dr. Sions is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. She is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Outpatient Amputee Clinic held monthly at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic, which provides prosthetic evaluations for individuals in need of a new prosthetic or replacement prosthetic componentry. She has presented nationally at the American Physical Therapy Association’s and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’ meetings on the use of outcome measures in patients with lower-limb loss. Her research focuses on clinical evaluation, specifically selection and utilization of outcome measures to objectively document functional level, in patients post-amputation. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Orthotic & Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation.

Course Description

This 1.5 day course will provide physical therapists with knowledge and tools to conduct comprehensive evaluations that support prosthetic coverage and justify clinical services. Through lecture, laboratory, and case studies, participants will become confident in selecting appropriate measures given an individual’s clinical presentation, conducting evaluations of patients with limb loss, synthesizing clinical data, and justifying the patient’s functional level, i.e. K-level. Attendees will also become familiar with emerging rehabilitation interventions that address impairments identified during the clinical evaluation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Use reliable and valid measures, in conjunction with other relevant data, to determine patient functional status, i.e. K-level, and patient progress.
  • Screen and refer for relevant comorbidities that may impact patient prognosis.
  • Analyze whether changes in patient self-report and performance-based outcome measures indicate a significant improvement and how these improvements translate to everyday function.
  • Select evidence-based interventions to address deficits identified during the clinical examination.
  • Possess the knowledge necessary to establish an outpatient interdisciplinary amputee clinic.

Course Schedule

Saturday, January 27, 2018

  • 7:30AM: Registration/Breakfast
  • 8AM: Recommended Components of a Prosthetic Evaluation
  • 9AM: Functional Level Classification & G-Codes
  • 9:15AM: Subjective Evaluative Components
  • 10:15AM: Break
  • 10:30AM: Cognitive & Psychological Screening, Referrals, and Resources
  • 11:15AM: Screening LAB
  • 11:45AM: Types & Principles of Outcome Measures
  • 12PM: Lunch break
  • 1PM: Self-Report Outcome Measures
  • 1:45PM: Self-Report Outcome Measures LAB
  • 2:20PM: Break
  • 2:35PM: Clinometric Measures
  • 3:35PM: Clinometric Measures LAB
  • 4:05PM: Break
  • 4:20PM-5:30PM: Performance-Based Outcome Measures

Sunday, January 28, 2018

  • 8AM: Performance-Based Outcomes Measures LAB
  • 8:45AM: Clinical Case Study Examples
  • 9:30AM: Small Groups Clinical Case LAB
  • 10AM: Break
  • 10:15AM: Conception-to-Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Amputee Clinic
  • 10:30AM-12:30PM: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation in the Post-Acute Amputation Period