This presentation is designed to capture the current advances in electric multi-articulating hands, hand transplantation, and toe-to-hand transfers. Functional and quality of life outcomes will be shared as well as several videos that will demonstrate the functional abilities of individuals who have been recipients of these advanced procedures.
This course is Day 5 of the virtual conference: Current Topics in Upper Limb Loss and Difference. For more introductory information, you can check out these courses prior to taking this advanced level series: https://www.occupationaltherapy.com/ot-ceus/all/#/term:latour
Course created on November 15, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Advanced, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-751362; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Advanced, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.1 Advanced
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current advances and outcomes in multi-articulating hands and their functional abilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the history of hand transplantation, when they are considered and what to expect.
- After this course, participants will be able to list some of the reasons the perception of disability is less in prosthetic users vs. hand transplant recipients.
|5-15 Minutes||Overview and history of hand transplantation|
|15-25 Minutes||Goals and overview of research study|
|25-35 Minutes||Examples of subject function (videos)|
|35-40 Minutes||Overview of key differences in the rehab experience|
|40-55 Minutes||A comparison of the perception of disability in these 3 groups|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Diane J. Atkins, OTR/L, FISPO
Diane is an internationally recognized occupational therapist specializing in upper limb amputee rehabilitation. She has worked with over 2000 children and adults with amputations and has lectured extensively throughout the US and abroad in areas relating to the evaluation, treatment, training and functional outcomes of individuals with unilateral and bilateral upper-limb loss. Diane is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She has been involved in several grants and research activities sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Veterans Administration and NASA.
In advance of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, she was asked by the United States Surgeon General to present several courses for the clinical rehabilitation teams at Walter Reed and Brooke Army Medical Centers regarding the management and care of soldiers who had sustained upper limb loss.
Diane is the co-editor and author of 2 textbooks relating to the comprehensive management of children and adults with upper extremity amputation and has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She is a Fellow in the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics and Honorary Member in the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Diane is the amputee /prosthetics consultant for Paradigm, the largest catastrophic case management company in the United States.
Diane has pursued a one-of-its-kind research project that is comparing the functional outcomes of individuals fit with state-of-the-art electric hands and those receiving unilateral and bilateral hand transplants from the United States and Europe.
Diane was recently appointed to the prestigious Advisory Panel of the National Limb Loss Preservations Registry (LLPR). The Registry, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DOD), aims to establish the number of people living in the United States with limb loss in order to provide insight into their challenges and needs. It is designed to collect data that will improve the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation efforts for this population.
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