The authors are affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. Elizabeth Yetzer is the rehabilitation nursing educator in the Preservation-Amputation-Care-and-Treatment (PACT, formerly STMP) program, Gayle Kauffman is a vascular/surgical staff nurse, Florence Sopp is a rehabilitation staff nurse, and Lucille Talley is an orthopedic staff nurse.
Development of a Patient Education Program for New Amputees
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1994 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 355–358, November-December 1994
How to Cite
Yetzer, E. A., Kauffman, G., Sopp, F. and Talley, L. (1994), Development of a Patient Education Program for New Amputees. Rehabilitation Nursing, 19: 355–358. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1994.tb01341.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
In this article, the authors describe how the needs of the patient with a new amputation were assessed and how behavioral objectives were developed for an educational program that would address the knowledge, motor skills, and attitudes necessary for self-care. Two teaching techniques are described. An evaluation process that identifies the patient's or family's achievement of the objectives is discussed.