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Lymphedema Management

Course #: 014-1427

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#07802. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that involves an excess of swelling in one or more extremities due to a blocked or otherwise impaired lymphatic system. With up to 10 million Americans living with lymphedema and other forms of lymphatic dysfunction, healthcare providers must have an understanding of this condition and how it comes about. Occupational therapists are just one type of healthcare professional who can assist individuals in rehabilitating from lymphedema and similar disorders. Lymphedema has the potential to impact a person’s strength, range of motion, endurance, and other client factors. Individuals with lymphedema may also experience impaired ability to participate in occupational areas such as work or school, leisure, sleep, ADL function, IADL function, and more. The physical effects of lymphedema can cause someone to experience concerns related to body image, self-esteem, hygiene, and quality of life. For these reasons and more, lymphedema is an important area of specialization within the field of OT since it requires unique treatment and expertise on behalf of the therapist.

CEU Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the symptoms of lymphedema associated with mild, moderate, and severe lymphedema.
  2. Identify what causes primary and secondary lymphedema.
  3. Compare the various aspects of CDT and what stages of lymphedema they are appropriate for.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Background
  3. Section 1 Personal Reflection
  4. Section 1 Key Words
  5. Section 2: Lymphedema Staging, Etiology, & Risk Factors
  6. Section 2 Personal Reflection
  7. Section 2 Key Words
  8. Section 3: Lymphedema Diagnosis, Prognosis, & Complications
  9. Section 3 Personal Reflection
  10. Section 3 Key Words
  11. Section 4: Lymphedema Assessment
  12. Section 4 Personal Reflection
  13. Section 4 Key Words
  14. Section 5: Lymphedema Treatment
  15. Section 5 Personal Reflection
  16. Section 5 Key Words
  17. Section 6: Case Study #1
  18. Section 7: Case Study #1 Review
  19. Section 8: Case Study #2
  20. Section 9: Case Study #2 Review
  21. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Course Date: 2023-08-03

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