This online lymphedema continuing medical education course is completely online, all materials, visuals and tests are accessed within your online account.
This course is 4 hrs hrs of Continuing Medical Education Credit.
Understanding Lymphedema is an e-learning course delivered online that focuses on developing a understanding of the medical condition of lymphedema.
What is lymphedema? Is it common or rare? Is lymphedema misdiagnosed or not even diagnosed? Is the incidence of lymphedema accurately reported? Are health care professionals in the United States adequately trained in our university based medical/allied health professional programs to recognize lymphedema and treat it appropriately? How do you treat lymphedema? Are resources easily available for patients diagnosed with lymphedema? These questions and others will be answered in this home study course. The United States does not lack the availability of short stretch compression bandages or compression garments used in the treatment of lymphedema. What is lacking among the hundred of thousands of health care professionals in this country is the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to diagnose and treat millions of Americans who suffer from lymphedema. These basic knowledge and skills are not usually taught in medical programs, nursing programs, physical therapy programs, or occupational therapy programs.
An introduction to the history of lymphedema, classification, physiology and treatment, 4 hours, .4 CEU -360 Days Access to Online Content and Test