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Caring for patients with limb amputation

Caring for patients with limb amputation

Caring for patients with limb amputation

Anila Virani, Jane Werunga, Carol Ewashen and Theresa Green
Anila Virani, Jane Werunga, Carol Ewashen and Theresa Green
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Last updated: 08 Sep 2018

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This learning module provides an overview of the care of patients undergoing limb amputation. Absence of a limb can be congenital or the result of trauma or complications of chronic diseases. While the economic burden of limb amputation is significant, nurses have an important role in limiting other losses attributable to limb loss, such as long-term disability leading to loss of employment and delayed return to work or school. Comprehensive nursing assessments and appropriate interventions, pre and post-operatively, as well as early discharge planning and community reintegration can help avoid some of these losses. Nurses should be aware of the resources available in communities and work in multidisciplinary teams to ensure optimal outcomes for patients following limb amputation and their families.

Objectives

Objective 1: Outline the definition and common causes of limb amputation.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities, you should be able to outline the definition and common causes of limb amputation.
Objective 2: Identify essential pre and post-operative assessments for a patient undergoing limb amputation.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities, you should be able to identify essential pre and post-operative assessments for a patient undergoing limb amputation.
Objective 3: Describe the pre and post-operative priorities for nursing intervention and the discharge and community reintegration goals for a patient with limb amputation.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities, you should be able to describe the pre and post-operative priorities for nursing intervention and the discharge and community reintegration goals for a patient with limb amputation.
Objective 4: Outline the significance of appropriate community reintegration in determining the overall functional outcome for patients with limb amputation.
After reading this module and completing the time out activities, you should be able to outline the significance of appropriate community reintegration in determining the overall functional outcome for patients with limb amputation.
Anila Virani, Jane Werunga, Carol Ewashen and Theresa Green

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Anila Virani, Jane Werunga, Carol Ewashen and Theresa Green
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Anila Virani, Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
Jane Werunga, Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
Carol Ewashen, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
Theresa Green, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

Faculty and Disclosures

Anila Virani, Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Anila Virani, Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Jane Werunga,  Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Jane Werunga, Doctoral student, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
 Carol Ewashen, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Carol Ewashen, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Theresa Green, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Theresa Green, Associate professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

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