Physical Therapy for Lymphedema: An Overview

Physical Therapy for Lymphedema: An Overview 

Lymphedema is a chronic, incurable and debilitating disease. A healthy lymphatic system adequately transports and drains lymph fluid from the interstitium in the human body. A damaged, obstructed or compromised lymphatic system allows proteins from lymph fluid to remain in interstitial tissue. This accumulation of protein-heavy lymph fluid in the skin results in lymphedema, otherwise known as "lymph-swelling."

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Hours: 1.00
REL-ACU-0-PT36

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-PT36
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
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

Outline:

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: Conclusion


Instructor: 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.
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The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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