Course Code: REL-ACU-0-PT36
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Define lymphedema, including incidence, etiology, symptoms, signs and risk factors
Discuss different intervention and prevention options
Describe two effective ways to educate patients about lymphedema
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: What is Lymphedema?
- Primary lymphedema
- Secondary lymphedema
- Discussion points for Patients: Lymphatics as a Drainage Structure
Section 3: Stages of Lymphedema
- Stages of Lymphedema
Section 4: Diagnosing Lymphedema
- Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema
Section 5: Safety Factors and Risk Reduction
- Absolute Steps
- Skin Care
- Other Steps
- Signs of Cellulitis
Section 6: Lymphedema Interventions and Current Research
- Coding/ Billing Information
- ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes
Section 7: Treatment
- Absolute Contraindictions
- Relative Contraindictions
Section 8: How Can Physical Therapists Educate Patients?
Section 9: ConclusionInstructor:
Kathleen Lieu, MSPT, DPT, CLT
Kathleen Lieu, DPT, MSPT, CLT, is a college relations specialist at Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Prior to accepting a position with VNSNY, Lieu had developed a comprehensive Lymphedema Clinic with Maimonides Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Disclosure: Kathleen Lieu, MSPT, DPT, CLT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer:
James G Rauh, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC
Disclosure: James G Rauh, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer:
Shelene Thomas, PT, DPT, CSST
Disclosure: Shelene Thomas, PT, DPT, CSST has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer:
Nancy Keyasko, PT
Disclosure: Nancy Keyasko, PT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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