Management of breast cancer or melanoma of the upper limb can impact on shoulder function. Clients may also bring with them a past history of shoulder dysfunction or it may
The following quiz will help you check your knowledge in this area. You need to obtain 80% correct to pass the quiz. You have 3 attempts to successfully complete it.
Feeling a client's leg is an important part of the assessment process. It will give you an idea of where the oedema is and the type of oedema, that is,
The Lymphscanner, although not essential, is a useful objective tool to measure the amount oedema oedema present under the surface of the skin. It adds to the information collected by
After checking the temperature of the skin the next step is to measure the circumference of the legs. The levels that are marked will be used for using the lymphscanner
The first part of palpation is to check the temperature of the skin. The video below describes this process. https://vimeo.com/449202800
https://vimeo.com/448783412 A copy of the Chronic Oedema Below Knee Assessment Form can be obtained below. Chronic Oedema Below Knee Assessment Form
On completion of this course the learner should be able to: Explore the factors to consider when assessing a client with chronic oedema.Explore the subjective assessment of a person with