This lecture offers vital information for therapists to establish the source of a patient’s edema before proceeding with comprehensive decongestive therapy. Treatment may be quite different if the edema is due to an underlying disease or condition rather than lymphedema.
This course will discuss the data that should be analyzed to determine the source of unilateral or bilateral edema including specific measures, lab values, and a patient’s past medical history. Using a sample case of a patient with bilateral edema, the course will go step-by-step through the evaluation process used to determine how aggressively to treat the edema or whether the patient should instead be referred to their primary care provider. You’ll also be taught the prediction rules used to determine if a patient’s unilateral edema might be due to a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) rather than lymphedema.
Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online/Distance Learning
AOTA Classification: Professional Issues – Contemporary Issues and Trends
At the end of this online course, you will:
- Identify diseases that can cause edema that is not due to lymphedema.
- Recognize which lab values can be used to identify diseases that can cause bilateral edema.
- List what data to convey when you need to make a referral.
Course access is NOT immediate due to the need to ensure that the prerequisites are met and to allow for hand processing of the order. Upon registration and payment of the course fee, you will be emailed a Student Agreement within 3 business days. Once the Agreement is electronically signed by you and emailed back to Klose Training, a username and password for accessing the online course will be emailed to you within 3 business days. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course from the time the access information is emailed to you.
Jennifer Ryan, PT, MS, DPT, CCS.
Dr. Ryan graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Illinois in 1990 and went on to complete both a Master of Science in Physical Therapy anda Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. In July 2006, she was awarded board certification as a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association.
This course is ideal for therapists and nurses working in an acute-care setting. Students can be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, physician assistants, speech therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, or massage therapists with sufficient prior training.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.
The total tuition for the course is $90. Please print the registration form
or register online
The following agreement must be signed and submitted before you begin your course.
Klose Training Student Agreement - Online Courses
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This course totals 3 contact hours and has been approved for CEUs for Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapists by the organizations and states listed here
. Online course hours are also approved for Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) re-certification.
To receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must be a licensed health care professional and watch all video portions of the course, pass an online quiz with a score of 80% or better, and return the required documents specified in the course. The Certificate will then be emailed to the student.