Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees

This online course will guide you through the results of a State of the Science Conference held in November 2012 and sponsored by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. This meeting included researchers and clinical experts on the provision of microprocessor knees. In addition, individuals from seven companies representing all microprocessor knee manufacturers met in September, 2012 to discuss microprocessor design and classification. These Proceedings on Microprocessor Knees are published as the Official Findings from the State of the Science Conference. Show Full Description.

This online course will guide you through the results of a State of the Science Conference held in November 2012 and sponsored by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. This meeting included researchers and clinical experts on the provision of microprocessor knees. In addition, individuals from seven companies representing all microprocessor knee manufacturers met in September, 2012 to discuss microprocessor design and classification. These Proceedings on Microprocessor Knees are published as the Official Findings from the State of the Science Conference.

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Tags: Prosthetics, State of the Science Conference Findings
Credits: 10
This course has been approved for ABC, BOC, and CBC continuing education credit.
Expiration date: November 2, 2018
To receive credit for this course, you must successfully pass the exam before the course expires.
Final exam: 58 multiple choice questions, 80% must be correct to pass.
Cost: $100.00 (Nonmember) Member price: $50.00 (Log in or join for member pricing.)
(The lesson for this course is available free of charge, but payment is required to take the exam for credits.)
           

The final exam for this course is broken down by section.
While reviewing the course lesson you can leave and return to the site at your leisure. Each course section has an accompanying exam. Each exam must be taken in one sitting, but you can take one exam, leave and return to the site at any time later to take the others. You will be able to monitor your progress but your final grade will only be issued once you've completed all exams.

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Course Preview
Welcome to the Professional Continuing Education for Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Knees
Instructions for the Microprocessor-Controlled Knee Course
Section I: Introduction
Section II: Microprocessor Knees (MPKs): Background
Section II Exam 7 Questions
Section III: Systematic Reviews of MPKs
Section III Exam 4 Questions
A. Metabolic Energy Expenditure
Section III-A Exam 6 Questions
B. Activity
Section III-B Exam 2 Questions
C. Cognitive Demand
Section III-C Exam 4 Questions
D. Gait Mechanics
Section III-D Exam 3 Questions
E. Environmental Obstacle Navigation
Section III-E Exam 2 Questions
F. Safety
Section III-F Exam 3 Questions
G. Preference and Satisfaction
Section III-G Exam 3 Questions
H. Health and Quality of Life
Section III-H Exam 4 Questions
I. Economic Outcomes
Section III-I Exam 1 Questions
J. Systematic Review Conclusions & Limitations
Section III-J Exam 3 Questions
Section IV: Defining Candidacy: The Prescription of MPKs
Section IV Exam 8 Questions
Section V: Microprocessor Knee Use With the High-Activity, Bilateral Amputation, and/or Polytrauma Patient: A Military Perspective
Section V Exam 3 Questions
Section VI: Microprocessor Knees: Considerations for Accommodation and Training
Section VI Exam 2 Questions
Section VII: Consideration of Powered Prosthetic Components as They Relate to Microprocessor Knee Systems
Section VII Exam 3 Questions
Section VIII: Recommendations for Research on MPKs
DOMAIN 1: Research Priorities Focused on Outcome Measures
DOMAIN 2: Research to Determine Microprocessor Candidacy
Additional Research Recommendations
General Recommendations Regarding Research and Data Collection
Conclusions
Section IX: Lessons from the Manufacturer’s Forum
Training, Certification and Educational Material Availability
Results
A Classification System
Reference List