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Lymphedema Certification and Online Education

Carolyn De La Cruz

Carolyn De La Cruz
Carolyn De La Cruz

Breast Reconstructive Surgery and Autologous Lymph Node Transfer: Patient Options and Treatment Algorithms

Friday, May 3, 2:50pm – 3:40pm
As part of their treatment, breast cancer patients often will have undergone mastectomy and present with a dual problem: a mastectomy defect and upper-extremity lymphedema. Simultaneous total anatomical reconstruction of breast and lymph nodes can be an attractive option for such patients. This presentation will describe treatment algorithms for such patients and present key medical decision-making tips in determining patient options. In addition, anatomy and surgical techniques will be presented with case examples. Attendees will gain an increased understanding of such surgical therapies to care for patients, both pre and post-operatively.



Improving Interdisciplinary Communication

Saturday, May 4, 2:15pm – 2:45pm
Comprehensive Interdisciplinary lymphedema care can be challenging for the healthcare providers. Busy overloaded schedules, phone triage systems and disconnected patient charting systems threaten interdisciplinary communication. This lecture will discuss issues pertaining to the lymphedema patient. As a CLT and surgeon, Dr. De La Cruz has a unique perspective to help bridge the gap between therapists and surgeons. This lecture will discuss common obstructions to seamless care among providers and will present solutions for improved working dynamics.



About the Presenter

Contact Info

Klose Training & Consulting, LLC
307 S. Public Road,
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone: 303-245-0333
Fax: 303-245-0334


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