The Amputee Coalition and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists have launched a collaborative informational brochure titled “Working Together for a Successful Outcome.” The brochure was created “to help amputees, their families and caregivers ask the right questions and communicate their needs when working with their healthcare team,” according to a press release.
“Limb loss is a life-changing event that can be overwhelming,” Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP, president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), stated in the release. “These individuals suddenly find themselves challenged to choose a prosthetist, who can have a profound influence on their comfort, function and finances in the years ahead. This collaborative brochure advises families as they confront the often unfamiliar landscape of prosthetic rehabilitation.”
“As the national resource center for people affected by limb loss, the Amputee Coalition is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss. One of the many ways in which we do this is by partnering with other organizations to bring consumers the information that they are looking for to improve their lives,” Sue Stout, Amputee Coalition president and CEO, stated in the release.
The brochure is available at the Amputee Coalition web site or the AAOP website. O&P facilities can personalize the brochure with their business name for free at the Amputee Coalition site.