Q:what's the nursing care for AKA? Can we roll them to Prone position?
Jan 1, '07
Unless the doc has an unusual reason NOT to have the patient prone, yes they should lie prone several times a day. It helps keep the hip flexors from drawing the stump upwards. Other than that asic rehab, dressing care, if the patient will be a candidate for prosthesis, there will be rewrapping and then application of a stump shrinker. (Think ski mask made out of stretch material).