An Occupational Understanding of Lymphedema

An Occupational Understanding of Lymphedema 

Lymphedema occurs when there is an increase in fluid in soft body tissue from trauma or dysfunction of the lymphatic system. Damage interferes with the ability of the lymph fluid to move through the body. Lymph fluid circulation is critical to keeping the body healthy because it collects bacteria, viruses, and waste products. Evaluating the impact of lymphedema and providing individualized treatment is essential to supporting occupational engagement and enhancing quality of life for clients. This learning module provides occupational therapy professionals with an overview of the lymphatic system and lymphedema, how lymphedema impacts a person's function and quality of life, and evidence-based methods for treatment.

The goal of this educational program is to provide occupational therapists with an understanding of occupational deficits associated with lymphedema and treatment options available.



$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-ACU-0-OT11

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-721438.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-721438.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-OT11
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Name important structures of the lymphatic system and understand their basic functions.
Describe the etiology of lymphedema.
Describe the physical and psychological impact of lymphedema.
Identify at least three occupational therapy treatment strategies to address lymphedema.

Outline:


Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Learning Objectives
Section 2: An Occupational Understanding of Lymphedema
A Review of the Lymphatic System
Lymphedema
Pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System
Evaluation
Treatment Options
Skin Care
Putting It All Together
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Meet Marg
Section 4: Conclusion
Summary
Course Contributor
Resources
References
Congratulations!

Instructor: Michelle Baker, OTR/L, CLT
Michelle Baker is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist from Raleigh, NC. She obtained her master’s degree at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work experiences include skilled nursing, assisted living, and currently geriatric outpatient within a senior living community. She obtained a lymphedema certification through Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2018. Disclosure: Michelle Baker, OTR/L, CLT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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