The Clinical and Scientific Affairs Department at Hanger Clinic has created a series of O&P clinical practice guidelines, according to a press release. The guidelines are designed to improve clinical outcomes through evidenced-based and patient-focused care.
“Hanger Clinic is leading the O&P profession by creating and using these evidence-based [clinical practice guidelines] CPGs to treat patients consistently to ensure the best possible outcomes,” Sam Liang, president of Hanger Clinic, said in the release. “The publication of these first two CPGs allows more clinicians to benefit from our best practices, and sends a clear, tangible statement that our industry is serious about outcomes.”
Two of the guidelines — postoperative care and prosthetic foot selection — were published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine last November, the release noted.
The guidelines were produced by Hanger Clinic colleagues Jim Campbell, PhD, chief clinical officer; Phil Stevens, MEd, CPO, FAAOP, clinic manager and Clinical Research Review Committee chair; John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP, clinic manager; and Shane R. Wurdeman, PhD, MSPO, CP, FAAOP, research scientist.
Additional information on the guidelines can be found at www.healio.com/orthotics-prosthetics/education/news/print/o-and-p-news/%7Bc7dedcd3-b6e9-43e2-95b6-dc4492561369%7D/practice-guidelines-for-postoperative-care-prosthetic-foot-selection.