Understanding Lymphedema

Online Continuing Education Course

This online lymphedema continuing medical education course is completely online, all materials, visuals and tests are accessed within your online account.

Online Continuing Education Course for PT, OT, PTA and COTA
  • Delivers medical content, medical illustrations, medical animations to PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Provides continuing medical education online course credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA licensing requirements
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score

This course is 4 hrs hrs of Continuing Medical Education Credit.

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Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

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.

Upon completion of this e-learning course, the course participant will have been instructed and tested on the following course objectives.
  • Define lymphedema
  • Describe the anatomy of lymphatic vessels
  • Identify the two largest lymphatic vessels in the body
  • Describe the physiology of the lymphatic system
  • Identify the different types of lymphedema and incidence
  • Describe the treatment for early detection and intervention for breast cancer related lymphedema
  • Describe a potential cure for lymphedema
  • Describe the physiological effect from compression pumps
  • List the treatment techniques for lymphedema
  • List the contraindications for lymphedema treatment.



Online course

An introduction to the history of lymphedema, classification, physiology and treatment, 4 hours, .4 CEU -360 Days Access to Online Content and Test
Online4 hrs

OT, COTA, PT, PTA Continuing Education Course State Approvals