Search Criteria : United States of America Meriden
Sep 25 - Oct 03, 2020 | Contact Hours 135 | USD $3,100.00 | Meriden, Connecticut
Lymphedema Therapy Certification is organized by Klose Training & Consulting, LLC and will be held from Sep 25 - Oct 03, 2020 at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, Meriden, Connecticut, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 135 contact hours. Target Audience: This course is offered to all Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists*, Nurses, Athletic Trainers Certified, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, and Doctors of Chiropractic. Course Description: This engaging 135-hour course teaches you the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively treat patients with lymphedema using Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). You will learn Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, skin care, and patient-appropriate exercises. At the conclusion of the course, you will be certified in Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) and can immediately start working with patients. The course begins with a 45-hour online Home-Study Module that can be completed at your own pace anywhere you have access to the internet. This Module is followed by 90 hours of classroom (lab) instruction over nine days. Learning Objectives: Each participant will be trained in the four components of Complete Decongestive Therapy. Upon completion of the class, the therapist will be able to: • Identify the components of the lymphatic system and its function • Identify various medical conditions that can lead to the development of edema and lymphedema • Differentiate between a variety of peripheral edemas and identify necessary treatment strategies for each condition • Identify the application, medical indications, and contraindications for Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) • Identify various compression therapy application strategies for patients with lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency • Attest to the importance of skin care and hygiene for patients with lymphedema • Attest to the importance of a proper exercise protocols for individuals at risk for and with lymphedema • Identify risk-reduction practices for patients at risk for lymphedema • Distinguish between a variety of measurement techniques used in the evaluation of edema/lymphedema and custom-made compression garments • Identify the most effective lymphedema treatment protocols based on current evidence • Establish CDT treatment plans for individuals with primary and secondary lymphedema • Effectively perform MLD sequences for patients with primary and secondary lymphedema and post-traumatic and post-surgical edema • Competently apply short-stretch compression bandaging systems for patients with upper and lower extremity lymphedema.