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Compression Therapy: Applications for Lymphedema

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Contact Hours: 3

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Massage Therapists.

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand

The course materials for this Seminar-on-Demand are available in our online format available instantly or by mail.

The goal of lymphedema therapy is to restore function, reduce physical and psychologic suffering, and prevent the development of infection. Without the beneficial support provided by compression garments and/or bandages, lymphedema therapy treatment wouldn't exist. It is helpful for the clinician to have a full understanding of how compression succeeds with limb reduction and how they complement each other in the successful lymphedema training and treatment.

This course focuses on the basic uses of compression therapy, primarily in relation to lymphedema. Professionals are instructed on identifying the lymphatic system and it’s components and learn to recognize indications and contraindications for compression therapy. Carmen also covers the basics of lymphedema, compression garments and compression bandaging techniques as well as identifying other modalities that can be used in the treatment of lymphedema.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Course Outline:

Hour 1

  • Lymphatic System: What does it do? Indication for Therapy, Purpose, Goal
  • Starling’s Law
  • Basic Principles of Compression Bandaging
  • Law of Laplace Video Lab Demonstration
  • Compression Modes of Action
  • Compression Bandaging & Supplies

Hour 2

  • Adhesive Properties Materials
  • Products Related to the Treatment of Lymphedema: Stocking Donner & Cleaners,
  • Compression Wrap, Lotions/Ointments
  • Products Video Lab Demonstration
  • Practical Instructions
  • Steps to Creating the Cone Shaped Limb
  • Finger and Toe Wrapping
  • Compression Bandaging for the Upper Arm Extremity Video Lab Demonstration

Hour 3

  • Compression Bandaging for the Lower  & Upper Leg Extremity Video Lab Demonstration
  • Other Modalities for Lymphedema
  • Treatment of Radiated Tissue, Trunk Lymphedema, and Other Options
  • General Overview of Compression Bandaging
  • Compression Stockings: Prescription, Measurement, Replacement, Putting on the Stockings,
  • Documentation, Billing Codes
  • Case Studies
  • References

Course Goals: 

This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the basic uses of compression therapy in relation to lymphedema.

Professional Objectives:

At the end of this course the professional will be able to:

  1. Identify the lymphatic system and its components.
  2. Recognize the indications and contraindications for compression therapy.
  3. Identify the stages and phases of lymphedema.
  4. Define pressure gradient.
  5. Identify and differentiate between garments used for compression therapy.
  6. Recognize other modalities that can be used for lymphedema.
  7. Identify proper compression bandaging techniques and applications.
  8. Identify guidelines and needs for replacement of compression garments.

 

Course Expiration The participant will have 1 year from date of purchase or until the course expiration date to complete this course, whichever comes first. View course expiration dates.

Approvals
ATC/LAT
  • BOC Approved Provider - # P3633-83  Expires:  12/31/2017
MT/LMT
  • Approved - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • IL Approved Provider - #245-000057  Expires:  12/31/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • Approved - LCEU0000637 - LA MT Board Approved -
    Provider 182/Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT  Expires:  08/31/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/24/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • Approved Provider - # CE1483  Expires:  04/30/2015
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
  • NCBTMB Approved Provider - # 451771-11  Expires:  10/25/2014
OT/COTA
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • FL Approved Provider - Interactive - 50-8744  Expires:  02/28/2015
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
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  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies NBCOT Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - Type 1 - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • AOTA Approved Provider - Interactive - 5608  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  02/15/2016
PT/PTA
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2014
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - Category A  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - 2012SOD008 - HomeCEUConnection.com, a CA Approval Agency, has approved this course.  Expires:  06/30/2014
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - 20-435284 - 10-1528749  Expires:  01/31/2016
  • Approved - Class 1  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved  Expires:  02/15/2016
  • Approved Provider - 216000152  Expires:  09/30/2014
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved Provider - Category 1 - CS28-2006-KPTA  Expires:  10/24/2014
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2014
  • Approved - This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of PT Examiners for 0.3 CEUs.  Expires:  08/10/2015
  • No CEU Required  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - Category 1 - 6081  Expires:  07/14/2014
  • Approved  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - Renewal Units 0.3. Total Units 0.3. Unit Type: Clinical. Exp: 7/31/2015  Expires:  07/31/2015
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - NM02499  Expires:  06/27/2014
  • Approved Provider  Expires:  06/08/2016
  • Approved Provider  Expires:  01/31/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - 13S1350  Expires:  09/01/2014
  • Approved - Category B - 201500196  Expires:  12/31/2015
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - PTCE003660 - (3 Gen, 0 DA)  Expires:  12/31/2014
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements - Class 1  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved Provider - This activity is provided by the TX Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1601002 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX.  Expires:  01/31/2016
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - Type 1  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Approved - HCC-R14-32 - Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.  Expires:  12/31/2014
  • Approved - Class 1  Expires:  12/31/2019
  • Satisfies CE Requirements  Expires:  12/31/2019

About Carmen Thompson, BS, LPTA, CMT, CLT

Carmen Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management, an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy and is a practicing Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Massage Therapist, with a specialty certification in lymphatic therapy. Having completed a 140-hour certification course in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy through the Upledger Institute, she now teaches lymphatic pathology treatment methods and MLD/CDP therapy nationwide.

Carmen educates professionals at the local and state level on the prevention and management of lymphedema in cancer patients and on developing lymphedema programs in acute care and sub-acute care.



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