Lymphedema Management Seminar

The Lymphedema Management Seminar serves as an introduction to the management of upper and lower extremity lymphedema (primary and secondary). It is focused on increasing the understanding of proper lymphedema management and the application of the techniques known as Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy for lymphedema and other related conditions.

Course Objective

Each course participant will be introduced to the current treatment techniques for upper and lower extremity lymphedema using Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), as well as evaluation, documentation and measurement techniques. Furthermore the therapist will be able to establish a treatment plan for individuals with primary or secondary extremity lymphedema and perform the treatment accordingly.

By the end of this seminar participants will be able to distinguish between edema and lymphedema, understand the anatomical and physiological principles of the lymphatic system, sufficiently educate lymphedema patients in skin care, precautions and the use of compression devices (sleeves, stockings, compression alternatives), evaluate edema patients and design a comprehensive treatment plan, understand the principle application of Manual Lymph Drainage and multi-layered compression bandages and much more.

Class Topics:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the lymphatic system
  • Basic and advanced techniques of MLD and CDT
  • Treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema as well as related conditions
  • Lymphedema bandaging techniques for upper and lower extremities
  • Decongestive exercises for lymphedema patients
  • Measuring techniques for edema (volumetric and circumferential)
  • Measuring techniques for compression garments (with certification)
  • Home maintenance and self-treatment for lymphedema patients
  • Hygienic skin and nail care for lymphedema
  • Indications and contraindications for MLD and CDT
  • Billing issues for lymphedema therapy
  • Marketing issues for lymphedema therapists
  • Up-to-date teaching tools and technologies are used during the course
  • ACOLS provides free support of graduates (consulting services, therapist resource listing and more)
  • ACOLS periodically offers advanced and review classes

PLEASE NOTE:

This is not a certification course. Upon completion of this seminar participants will not be able to sit for the National Certification Exam administered by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). The minimum hours necessary to sit for the LANA exam is 135. For more information visit LANA's website at (www.clt-lana.org).

Graduates will be able to bill insurance companies for those services. There is a possibility that in the future insurance companies will require that the therapist administering the services for lymphedema management be nationally certified. At this time national certification for lymphedema management is not necessary.

Tuition

The tuition of the seminar is $895.00. We offer an early registration discount of $100 if registered 60 days or more in advance.

Included in Tuition:

  • Textbook for Comprehensive Lymphedema Management
  • Course Manual
  • Complete Compression Bandage Set for the Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Certification for Compression Garment Fitting

Duration

This course is 3.5 days in length (31 contact hours). The classroom hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm for the first 3 days and 8:00am - 12:00pm on the last day. There will be approximately one hour for lunch every day.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

This course is 31 Contact Hours. CEU's are available. Each state and profession is different, so please contact our Admissions Department for more detailed information regarding CEU approvals. Academy of Lymphatic Studies is an approved provider for the AOTA, NCBTMB and various state professional boards. Please call for details.

Courses

Name Date City State
Lymphedema Management Seminar Jun 03, 2017 Madison WI Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Jul 08, 2017 Palm Beach Gardens FL Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Aug 05, 2017 Pittsburgh PA Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Sep 09, 2017 San Diego CA Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Oct 14, 2017 Tampa FL Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Nov 04, 2017 Baton Rouge LA Register
Lymphedema Management Seminar Dec 02, 2017 Palm Beach Gardens FL Register



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