Earn CEUs for Practitioner Practice Analysis Participation

We are currently preparing to send a new Practice Analysis of Certified Practitioners in the Disciplines of Orthotics and Prosthetic survey to all ABC certified orthotists and prosthetists. We conduct practice analyses approximately every seven years to ensure we are keeping up with changes in the profession. This extensive survey aims to collect detailed information necessary to develop a new practitioner practice analysis and we strongly encourage the participation of all ABC certified practitioners.

It is critical that we obtain as many informed responses as possible to ensure the quality of the certification exam and to make sure it fully assesses the domains, tasks, knowledge and skills needed in the profession. Certified practitioners are

in a unique position to provide vital information about their practice and contribute to the future of the profession by participating in this important survey. PLUS! Practitioners can earn continuing education credits for completing the  survey.

Tony Ward, ABC Practice Analysis Task Force Chairman, explains the importance of the survey process. 

“This detailed survey will allow us to build the practice profile of the contemporary O&P practitioner, and therefore identify the knowledge and skills needed to provide proper patient care. Participation from the O&P community is critical and much appreciated. Once the practice analysis is complete, it serves as a blueprint for contemporary practice,” says Ward.

What is a Practice Analysis? 
A practice analysis is a validation study focusing on providing a contemporary description of the tasks and responsibilities of the orthotic and prosthetic profession. The survey results will be used in the  development of valid and reliable exams; to determine current trends and future directions in practice; to provide a framework for education, accreditation and residency programs and to convey to others outside our disciplines the scope of services provided by certified practitioners. 

The survey will be emailed to all ABC certified practitioners in October. If we don’t have your current email address, please send it as soon as possible to info@abcop.org.

The members of the 2021 Practice Analysis Task Force met in Chicago in late July to plan and prepare the launch of the survey. Pictured above, back row left to right: Cathy Carter, ABC Executive Director; Kevin Hill, CPO; Brett Saunders CPO, FAAOP, ABC President-Elect; Eric Ramcharran, CPO; Tony Ward, CPO, ABC President; Steve Fletcher, CPO, LPO, ABC Director of Professional Credentialing; Michelle Hall, CPO, FAAOP(D); Ava Herbrick, CPO. Front row: Jonas Ljung, CPO; Adrienne Hill, CPO(L); Lauren Levey, CPO; Amandi Rhett, CPO, LPO; Rochelle Dumm, CPO; Safa Doost, CO; Chris Doerger, CP, PT.

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