Clinical Guidelines for Upper Extremity Amputation Rehabilitation (NL0215A)

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

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COPS-KT, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 12

Course Description

This course is the VA/DOD's clinical practice guideline for upper extremity amputation rehabilitation. This guideline is designed to address the key principles of rehabilitation and clinical care for patients with upper limb amputation.

Course Format


Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the key principles of rehabilitation and clinical care for patients with upper limb amputation

  2. Explain the key domains of care and applicable goals of amputation rehabilitation

  3. Discuss the four phases of care which create a framework for rehabilitation and long term management of patients with an upper limb amputation.

  4. Describe the three Core modules that highlight essential elements of care encompassed within all phases of care following upper limb amputation.

Course Overview


Clinical Guideline Summary

1. Background

2. Long-Term Goals of Upper Extremity Amputation Rehabilitation Care

3. Algorithm

4. Evidence Review

5. Evidence Assessment

6. Recommendations

7. Core Modules
  • Core 1: The Care Team Approach
  • Core 2: Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Assessments
  • Core 3: Patient-Centered Care

    • Patient-centered rehabilitation plan
    • Discharge plan
    • Rehabilitation Interventions
    • Pain management
    • Patient education
    • Peer support

Phases of Rehabilitation Care

  • Perioperative Phase
  • Pre-prosthetic Phase
    • Prosthesis options
    • Prosthesis prescription
  • Prosthetic Training Phase
    • Prosthesis education
    • Prosthetic training
  • Lifelong Care Phase


Course Price

Pay less with a subscription

Customer Testimonial

Love doing my CEUs at this website!
Gail R.