Arterial disease and the appropriate level of compression can be confusing for lymphoedema practitioners. This webinar and online learning will demystify this topic and provide practitioners with clinical guidance to translate into their practice.
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- Explore the pathophysiology of oedema in the ischaemic limb.
- Discuss the assessment that should be undertaken by a lymphoedema practitioner to exclude peripheral vascular disease and when to refer for further investigations.
- Discover the suitable compression level for the management of oedema with severe PAD without revascularisation. Compare the effect of mmHg and stiffness of the garment when deciding.
- Discuss the effects of compression therapy on wound healing and blood flow in patients with PAD.
- Explore the pathophysiology of oedema in the post-revascularised limb and the role and recommendations for compression.
- Discuss what compression is suitable for managing oedema in patients with mixed arterial and venous disease
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Family Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Dr. Altman is a board-certified family physician with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, MO, and master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, KS. He completed his family medicine residency program at St. Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA and then went on to complete Wound Healing & Tissue Repair Fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.
Since 2011, Dr. Altman has been employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as an attending physician in the Department of Surgery, Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.
Professor Altman has recently published an excellent article on Compression therapy in peripheral artery disease: a literature review. Journal Of Wound Care North American Supplement Vol 32, NO 5, MAY 2023 this will be included as part of the pre-reading.
No prior lymphoedema certification is required.
This course is offered to all Medical Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Osteopaths, Podiatrists, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapy Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Nursing students and students undertaking health professional qualifications.
Note: The participant’s responsible for ensuring that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.
Certificate of Completion verifying course hours. Upon completion of the course, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion verifying course hours. This course offers 2.5 contact hours of continuing education.
This course is a self pace course including with online learning that includes a recording of the live webinar.
The participant will have 90 days access to the online learning.
The following agreement is made between the participant registering for the course (as named in their registration form) and Lymphoedema Education Solutions (LES).
Scope of Practice
It is the responsibility of the course participant – not LES – to ensure that the skills acquired through this course are within their scope of practice as defined by their professional registration board or association. Any therapist who practices outside their scope of practice is jeopardizing the health of their client/patient and is at risk of losing their registration.
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Upon registration, the participant will receive an email to confirm the details of their registration. Within 48 hours of registration and receipt of full payment, the participant will receive a tax invoice via email. Access to the online component will be by the 20th August 2023. There is no refund for this course as the course participant can view a recording of the webinar after the event.
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Price: $35 including GST
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