Lower Limb Amputee Assessment and Post-op Management

Online Course: Lower Limb Amputee Assessment and Post-op Management

The first phase of rehabilitation following a lower limb amputation

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC is a humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate.

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Ideally rehabilitation will begin prior to amputation surgery. As a minimum, it should start immediately following surgery. This course will help you to understand both the pre- and post-amputation assessment as well as the initial management of this patient. It will also cover other crucial considerations during this period, such as avoiding and treating complications, post-amputation pain, and the related emotional and psychological reactions. Finally the risks and consequences of falling are reviewed with strategies to reduce this risk.


The aim of this course is to ensure a comprehensive knowledge of the pre-and post-amputation assessment and management of the patient in the acute phase


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Pre- and Post-op Assessment
  2. Post-op Management
  3. Emotional and Psychological Reactions to Amputation
  4. Complications
  5. Fall Prevention

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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