Lymphedema occurs when there is an increase in fluid in soft body tissue from trauma or dysfunction of the lymphatic system. Damage interferes with the ability of the lymph fluid to move through the body. Lymph fluid circulation is critical to keeping the body healthy because it collects bacteria, viruses, and waste products. Evaluating the impact of lymphedema and providing individualized treatment is essential to supporting occupational engagement and enhancing quality of life for clients. This learning module provides occupational therapy professionals with an overview of the lymphatic system and lymphedema, how lymphedema impacts a person's function and quality of life, and evidence-based methods for treatment.
The goal of this educational program is to provide occupational therapists with an understanding of occupational deficits associated with lymphedema and treatment options available.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)
American Occupational Therapy Association
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: An Occupational Understanding of Lymphedema
A Review of the Lymphatic System
Pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System
Putting It All Together
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
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