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Educating Therapists Prior to Educating Patients Regarding Lymphedema - PT36

Educating Therapists Prior to Educating Patients Regarding Lymphedema

by Kathleen Lieu, MSPT, DPT, CLT
PT36
(4.5 / 816 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

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.”

Objectives:

The goal of this lymphedema continuing education program is to improve rehabilitation physical therapists’ knowledge and understanding of lymphedema prior to educating their patients. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • 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
 

 
Approval Information
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0657 for 3/8/19 to 3/8/20).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539554 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/2019). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-222 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20)
 
This course has been approved by the:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/16/15 to 03/16/19
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/17 to 07/31/19.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 3/12/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/2/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/2/2021

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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John M - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Apr 07, 2019
Great job- good stuff to know.
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Meredith V - Pataskala, OH  ·  Mar 24, 2019
Very informative, especially with staging, treatment, and proper referral in mind.
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Geoffrey P - cedar park, TX  ·  Mar 18, 2019
good course I learned a lot
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Robert E - Clifton Heights, PA  ·  Mar 16, 2019
excellent course band information
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Anne S - Austin, TX  ·  Mar 13, 2019
it increased my knowledge, but I was unable to find the handout to give to patients regarding lymphedema risk factors.
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50