D.A.N.'s Certified Peer
Visitor (CPV) Program
No one is in a better position to understand about living life with an amputation or supporting a person with limb loss/difference than someone who has been there.
D.A.N.'s Peer Visitors have that experience.
Our peer visitors are trained to offer encouragement and information from a place, and at a pace, that an individual in this circumstance can better absorb.
Request a Visit from a D.A.N. Certified Peer Visitor
for yourself, a family member or friend?
Please contact us through the DAN Hotline (972) 470-0505
Peer Visitor Program - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange for a Peer Visitation?
New Amputees, Candidates for Amputation or Their Caregivers Just Need to Ask
CALL THE D.A.N. HOTLINE: (972) 470-0505
Hospital staff can ask for a Dallas Amputee Network Peer Visitor with the amputee's approval.
Family, friends or caregivers can ask for a Dallas Amputee Network Peer Visitor with the amputee's approval.
The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) National Peer Network can ask for a Dallas Amputee Network Peer Visitor on behalf of the amputee.
What are the Qualifications of D.A.N.'s Peer Visitors?
Dallas Amputee Network's Peer Visitors have all received Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) certification training and have proven experience.
Many times, other peer visitors who more closely match the amputee can accompany the trained peer visitor to the medical facility.
What happens once we request a peer visitation?
After the request is made a number of things are done.
Behind the scenes we work to match one or our peer visitors with the new amputee and his/her specific situation.
One of D.A.N.'s representatives will reply back to the requestor with Peer Visitor information.
D.A.N.'s Peer Visitor will contact the amputee or requestor and schedule a time to meet
During the first meeting D.A.N.'s Peer Visitor will provide a packet of information helpful to the amputee.
Business cards will be left with the amputee, family or caregivers and the hospital staff.
D.A.N.'s Peer Visitors make notes of the visit and schedule a follow-up visit if requested.
Our Peer Visitors follow up with phone calls or visits as necessary.
The amputee and their caregiver are invited to one of D.A.N.'s monthly meetings and transportation is arranged if needed.
Are any reports about our peer visit done and what is done with them?
Yes. D.A.N.'s Peer Visitors provide a report of the visit to the hospital contact, ACA and the Dallas Amputee Network.
D.A.N.'s Peer Visitors take notes of all pertinent information:
The amputee's name (or initials) and gender.
The level of amputation and date performed.
The hospital or facility visited.
Who requested visit.
Date of the visit.
What materials were given to the amputee, their caregivers and facility staff.
Any follow up that is requested.
I want to help, how do I get trained to be a Peer Visitor?
Peer visitor training is held periodically. Contact any of D.A.N.'s board members or call the Hot Line during the day.