In the developed world alone, a total of 100 million people develop scars each year as a result of 55 million elective operations and 25 million operations after trauma. Current statistics estimate that over 50% of postsurgical patients will experience scar-related complications.
51.4 million surgeries are performed in the US alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The delivery of safe and effective scar tissue management requires an understanding of the structure and function of the organs and systems we are working with and of the wound-healing process.
Utilizing the information that is currently available, the aim of this course is to provide a solid understanding of the lymphatic system and the role in creating a favorable environment for wound healing and healthy scar formation and the consequences associated with impaired lymphatic function.
All participants will take away a basic knowledge of the lymphatic system and techniques and of scar formation and techniques best suited for long-term recovery. The latest research on the lymphatic system and scar management will be weaved throughout the class with anecdotal applications for the clinic room.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- Three systems of the body that balance
- Immune System
- Hematic System
- The Lymph System
- Functions of the Lymphatic System
- Partnership with the immune system
- Garbage In Garbage Out
- Left Side of the Lymph System-Anterior/Posterior
- Right side of the Lymph System- Anterior/Posterior
- Lymphatic Function and Inflammation-rebroadcast of lecture
- Lymphedema and Mastectomy scars
- Importance of Manual Lymph Drainage
- Hands on Demonstration
- What is Edema?
- Definition of edema
- The role edema plays in healing
- What is Lymphedema?
- Definition of Lymphedema
- The role Lymphedema plays in healing
- Differences between edema and Lymphedema
- How they differ
- Why the differ
- Lymphatic Function Leture: Edema and Lymph Flow
- Protocol for Working with Scar Tissue and Edema
- Approaching the tissue
- What to look for
- Hands on demonstration
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on basic knowledge of the lymphatic system and techniques and of scar formation and techniques best suited for long-term recovery.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the discovery of the lymphatic system
- Discuss the immune system and the role of the lymphatic system
- Identify lymphatic pathways in the body
- Discuss and identify lymph nodes, capillaries
- Discuss substances in a lymphatic load
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapists Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapist.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format
Financial – Nancy Keeney Smith is the owner of Touch Therapy and receives a salary.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.