June 29, 2020 What's New?, Where's NP? - by Anne Gamab - 0 Comments

Naked Prosthetics’ Focus on Education and Professional Development

As we continue to navigate this new reality brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic, Naked Prosthetics has put more effort and focus on Education and Professional Development through a webinar series.

We were fortunately considered an essential business, allowing us to continue working, maintaining full business endurance while making sure that our employees’ health and well-being remain the top priority. We strove to to continue manufacturing devices to get our custom-fabricated prostheses to their owners on time and to have our Customer Care and Clinical Teams available via phone and video conference calls to support our clients.

With that being said, many of our friends and peers in the Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) industry had to close up their clinics for several days, and even weeks, taking the required precautions for their facilities. For many clinics that remained in operation in the earlier stages of the pandemic, their business structure had to change due to declining patient visits, social distancing, employee hour reductions, as well as the increased sanitation protocols.

In addition to changes within the clinics, conferences and shows were also getting cancelled, and we realized that this is a chance to provide O&P professionals the opportunity to continue earning their CE credits and for us to raise awareness on the partial hand and finger amputee community. Our webinar series was our way to inform of the functional solutions available to industry professionals who were at home or had some additional down time to learn. The combined efforts of our Customer Care, Clinical, Education Outreach Specialist, and Marketing Teams, made this project possible.

Our Virtual Education Efforts

From April through June, we hosted a total of 21 virtual learning opportunities, bringing in over 1000 participants from all over the world. Led by our Clinical Director, Aislinn Wyatt, the webinars were attended by prosthetists, hand therapists, surgeons, and even students.

The overwhelming interest and support we received further affirms that there is a need for additional resources for this space.

“The partial hand and finger amputee community is statistically the largest amputee population, and yet one that has historically been overlooked in terms of prosthetic care,” says Aislinn. “Not only is this type of amputation tremendously debilitating, there is also a lack of understanding around this patient population, making it imperative that we raise awareness around functional solutions to truly help these patients regain function and independence post-amputation,” Aislinn adds.

Who We Are

Our mission is to support people with finger amputation and to positively impact their lives by providing functional, high-quality finger prostheses. Our devices aim to restore the user’s ability to perform daily tasks, supporting job retention and encouraging an active lifestyle.


Contact us via phone or email at 360.915.9724 or info@npdevices.com for more information about our devices, requirements, ordering process, client candidacy, fitting issues, reimbursement support, etc.

 

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