CPD modules

Caring for patients with limb amputation

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module provides an overview of the care of patients undergoing limb amputation. Comprehensive nursing assessments and appropriate interventions, pre- and post-operatively, as well as early discharge planning and community reintegration to help avoid some of these losses are discussed.

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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.


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