Understanding lymphedema is an introductory course that will review the lymphatic system anatomy, pathophysiology, and indications/contraindications to treatment. At-risk individuals with types of cancers and vascular disorders associated with lymphedema as well as techniques for the non-CLT client will be presented.
This course recommends not performing BP on the ipsilateral arm. However, this study provides more evidence on this topic, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5260339/.
Course created on May 26, 2021
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 02230; CE Broker/1.0 Computer-Based Training, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-842093; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the stages of lymphedema for appropriate professional referrals and treatments with your patient population.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the risk factors associated with lymphedema to provide the proper precautions and risk reduction methods to prevent or lessen hospital admissions due to infection.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system to attain more comprehensive edema assessments and treatments.
|5-10 Minutes||Definition of Lymphedema|
|10-30 Minutes||Anatomy and Pathophysiology|
|30-35 Minutes||Stages of Lymphedema|
|35-40 Minutes||Risk Factors and Risk Reduction|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Linda Grenus is an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing for over 40 years and still loves it. She graduated from Temple University, and later received her Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing. The majority of her career has been working as a Certified Hand Therapist. However, six years ago, Linda felt she could further assist more patients if she became certified in lymphedema therapy. Many of her patients had multiple medical diagnoses, including cancer, which led to advancing her knowledge and incorporating receiving her CLT with her CHT. Besides treating, one of the most rewarding aspects of Linda’s job has been mentoring and educating others. It’s truly gratifying watching other therapists develop and attain their professional goals. Linda is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to promote independence and quality of life.
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