Therapeutic Interventions for Lymphedema, 6/22/2024


About the Course:
In this course, the clinical presentation of lymphedema as well as the management and treatment of upper/lower extremity and head/neck lymphedema. The participant will learn techniques to identify patients at risk for developing edema and lymphedema. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, why/when to refer the client to other healthcare professionals, and what to communicate to the rest of the multidisciplinary team members. This course provides therapeutic interventions for lymphedema and edema management. Participants are introduced to the components of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), including manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, skincare, and exercise. In addition, contraindications to treatment, nutrition, circumferential measurements, compression garments, and documentation and billing are discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify clinical presentations of lymphedema.
  • Select key components of lymphedema assessment.
  • Identify effective treatment techniques for general edema and lymphedema management.
  • Identify the impact edema has on rehabilitation outcomes and the healing process.
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for edema interventions.
  • Recognize proper reimbursement and documentation principles associated with edema management.

About the Author:
Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP has worked with diverse client populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric in a variety of clinical settings. These experiences and multiple courses on the topic have allowed her to treat and develop client care programs for clients living with these conditions. She has served in multiple levels of regional and corporate management positions. In these positions, Neely has developed policies and worked closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure that clients living with lymphedema and/or wounds have opportunity to attain their highest level of function and quality of life. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and has most recently been responsible for the identification, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs in long-term care settings.

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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