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Limb amputation

A CPD article enhanced Monika Mazgaj’s understanding of patients’ needs before and after surgery

A CPD article enhanced Monika Mazgajs understanding of patients needs before and after surgery.

Abstract

This CPD article on limb amputation described pre and post-operative procedures and associated complications.

Amputation is one of the oldest surgical procedures. It is defined as a surgical or accidental removal or congenital absence of a limb or part of it. It is often unavoidable.

It was surprising to read that 7,000 people undergo limb amputation every year in the UK. Amputation may cause disability, loss of productivity and employment as well as delayed return to work.

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This reflective account is based on NS814 Virani A et al (2015) Caring for patients with limb amputation . Nursing Standard. 30, 6, 51-58.

A CPD article enhanced Monika Mazgaj’s understanding of patients’ needs before and after surgery.

Abstract

This CPD article on limb amputation described pre and post-operative procedures and associated complications.

Amputation is one of the oldest surgical procedures. It is defined as a surgical or accidental removal or congenital absence of a limb or part of it. It is often unavoidable.

It was surprising to read that 7,000 people undergo limb amputation every year in the UK. Amputation may cause disability, loss of productivity and employment as well as delayed return to work.

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This reflective account is based on NS814 Virani A et al (2015) Caring for patients with limb amputation. Nursing Standard. 30, 6, 51-58.

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