Wound Care for Lymphedema Therapists Online Course
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This online course is designed to provide practicing lymphedema therapists with the knowledge and skills to treat lymphedema-associated wounds with the most current and effective therapies available today. Thorough instruction regarding wound environment, the impact of edema, as well as the pathophysiology of chronic wounds, and specifically chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) wounds will be provided. Students will learn to utilize lab and vascular tests to assess wound status, determine etiology and make decisions regarding referral to other specialists. In addition, this course will instruct participants in the use of debridement and adjunctive therapies to assist in wound healing. Selecting appropriate topicals and wound dressings to maintain a moist wound environment will also be covered.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Course Materials and Access:
Classify wounds based on tissue loss and understand the stages of wound healing
Understand the impact of edema on wound healing
Understand the influence of wound fluids and growth factors on healing
Understand the pathophysiology of CVI wounds and list current wound onset theories
Identify wound etiologies and determine appropriate treatment interventions
Describe an environment conducive to healing
Choose appropriate wound documentation options
Utilize lab tests and vascular test results for making wound care decisions
Identify signs and symptoms of inflammation vs. infection
Perform screening tests to evaluate the potential for healing and identify patients who would benefit from a referral to a specialist
Select appropriate debridement options
Select therapeutic modalities to assist in wound debridement, decrease bacterial burden, and facilitate cell migration
Select appropriate topicals and dressings to facilitate a wound-healing environment
This course includes four weeks of access to the online lessons plus a course manual which includes PowerPoint presentation handouts. Once Klose Training receives your completed registration and payment for the course, a confirmation letter (including username and password) and course manual will be mailed to you within five business days.
Time Requirements to Complete This Course:
9.5 clock-hours of instruction are provided in video and slide format. You may progress through this course at your own pace and review all materials as many times as needed within your four-week online access time.
Elizabeth Camp, PT-MHS, CWS, CLT-LANA, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois in 1985. She completed a postgraduate Master of Health Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis focusing in orthopedics and is a certified… (read more here)
This course is offered to all physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers, nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, and massage therapists.
The following student agreement must be signed and submitted before the commencement of class.
After you finish the online content, you are encouraged to complete the online quiz. Completion of the quiz is mandatory if you wish to receive online continuing education hours/credit. You must answer 80% or more of the questions correctly to pass the quiz.
Certificate of Completion/Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
After successfully passing the quiz and returning the signed Learner Agreement to Klose Training, you will be mailed a Certificate of Completion verifying your online course hours. The Wound Care for Lymphedema Therpapists online course offers 11 hours of online continuing education (9.5 hours of video and slide presentations and 1.5 hours for the content review and completion of the quiz) for physical, occupational, and massage therapists. Online course hours are approved for Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) re-certification.
For more information about KTC's CEU approvals, click here.
For more additional information or to register by phone, please call 303-245-0333.
Testimonials (from previous in-person courses):
"This course provided exactly what I wanted in terms of background rationale and basis for providing/recommending wound interventions for my acute inpatient edema patients."
"One of the best classes I've been to. It was very interactive despite not having a lab. There was a great exchange of information and I really appreciate Elizabeth's analogies to enhance my learning." Minneapolis, Minnesota - April 2011
"Elizabeth is well organized and knowledgeable. She did well offering frequent breaks and allowed questions and discussions vs. pure lecture. She was tuned into class interests and class needs in order to field questions.”
“Elizabeth was very down to earth and provided good information. She was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and her clinical experience was valuable.” Hartford, Connecticut - October 2009