Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation for Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation (NA1847)

Author(s): Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Defense

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 8

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview

This course is the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation. 

This CPG is intended to provide healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with lower limb amputation (LLA), thereby leading to improved clinical outcomes.

Course Objectives

  1. Assess the patient's condition and in collaboration with the patient, determine the most appropriate rehabilitation plan

  2. Optimize each individual's functional independence, health outcomes, and quality of life

  3. Minimize preventable complications and morbidity

  4. Emphasize the use of patient-centered care

Course Outline

  1. I. Introduction

  2. II. Recommendations

  3. III. Background

  4. IV. About this Clinical Practice Guideline

  5. V. Guideline Work Group

  6. VI. Algorithm

  7. VII. Discussion of Recommendations

  8. VIII. Knowledge Gaps and Recommended Research

  9. Appendix A: Evidence Review Methodology

  10. Appendix B: Evidence Table

  11. Appendix C: 2007 Recommendation Categorization Table

  12. Appendix D: Participant List

  13. Appendix E: Patient Focus Group Methods and Findings

  14. Appendix F: Literature Review Search terms and Strategy

  15. Appendix G: Abbreviation List

  16. References

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