You are the most important member of the health care team. Other people who will be helping you include your:
Rehabilitation Doctor - (Physiatrist)
Manages your medical care during your stay on the Rehabilitation Unit.
Teaches, supervises, and if necessary, assists you in meeting your daily needs.
The Nurse Clinician is a registered nurse whom arranges all admissions to the amputee program and is available as a resource person.
Makes and fits your artificial leg as prescribed. Provides follow-up maintenance of your artificial leg.
Assists you in becoming independent walking with your prosthesis.
Improves your independence in daily activities in the hospital and the home.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Assists you in returning to your previous leisure lifestyle. Introduces ways of adapting/modifying leisure skills and shares resources specific to amputees.
Provides counselling regarding nutrition issues to improve health.
Dispenses your medication, monitors for any drug-related problems and provides education on medication use.
Provides information and supportive/adjustment counselling to you and your family. Will assist you in applying for funding (for artificial legs, etc.), if needed.
Assists with transportation of patients to appointments with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation and social work, as required.
Is available on part-time basis to talk to patients (who are interested) and help patients pass the time during their hospital stay.