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Occupational therapy with people who have had lower limb amputations Evidence-based guidelines College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Trauma and Orthopaedics. Key aims.

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Occupational therapy with people who have had lower limb amputations

Evidence-based guidelines

College of Occupational Therapists

Specialist Section – Trauma and Orthopaedics

key aims
Key aims
  • Provide an evidence-based resource for occupational therapists working with adults with acquired unilateral or bilateral lower limb amputation
  • To facilitate evidence-based practice
  • To support occupational therapy and service managers in service provision and planning

The guidelines are applicable to any setting

areas covered
Areas covered
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Environment
  • Psychology
  • Prosthetic use
  • Assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Cognition
  • Work
  • Leisure and recreation
methodology
Methodology

Guideline development group established

Guideline topic and scope established

Critical appraisal of articles

Review of findings

Literature search

Development of evidence-based guidelines

Peer review and stakeholder consultation

Published

COT 2011

Final draft approved by COT Practice Publications Group

evidence based recommendations
Evidence-based recommendations

Recommendations are based on the evidence available within 29 critically appraised papers

Each article is assigned:

  • An evidence score V–I (Low–High)
  • A quality score 0–10 (Low–High)
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Recommendations – Work

Recommendations – Leisure and recreation

impact of evidence based guidelines for you
Impact of evidence-based guidelines for you
  • Challenges / affirms your current practice
  • Informs your practice
  • Provides evidence to support your practice (completion of Audit Form)
  • Provides a vehicle for you to justify your practice
impact of evidence based guidelines for managers
Impact of evidence-based guidelines for managers
  • Provides evidence of the need for occupational therapy input into services for people who have had lower limb amputation
  • Provides a structure to audit the work of occupational therapists within the service to improve service quality
  • Provides a vehicle for justifying service provision
impact of evidence based guidelines for service users
Impact of evidence-based guidelines for service users
  • In being adopted by services and occupational therapists, the guidelines should improve the consistency and quality of intervention for users of services
  • Gives assurance that practitioners use the available evidence to support interventions
impact for evidence based guidelines for commissioners
Impact for evidence-based guidelines for commissioners
  • Articulates the need for occupational therapy interventions within services for people with lower limb amputation
  • May help educate commissioners to identify learning needs for the workforce
  • Associated audit form provides a mechanism to review service delivery in accordance with the evidence
help from cot baot
Help from COT/BAOT
  • Link up with your BAOT networks to gain advice and support. Find out through your BAOT regional group or the COT Specialist Section you belong to whether they have resources that can help you.
  • iLOD is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your CPD needs and it was developed to make it simple for BAOT members to meet the HPC’s baseline standards for CPD.

If you are having difficulties or need support contact

professional.enquiries@cot.co.uk