Lymphedema: An “Orphan” Disease - CMEZ60244

Lymphedema: An “Orphan” Disease

by Igor Altman, DO, MBA
(4.9 / 22 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.50 Credits)
Physician (1.50 Credits)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Lymphedema and wounds associated with it represent a difficult issue to deal with, primarily because the lymphatic system does not neatly fall into any medical specialty, and consequently few clinicians are well versed in its pathophysiology or treatment. The aim of this course is to increase awareness and introduce healthcare providers to emerging modalities and therapeutic options available for treatment of lymphedema and like diseases, such as lipedema and lipo-lymphedema.


The goal of this continuing education program is to increase awareness of and introduce healthcare providers to emerging modalities and therapeutic options available for treatment of lymphedema and like diseases, such as lipedema and lipo-lymphedema. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize critical anatomical and clinical elements of lymphedema
  • Distinguish lymphedema from lipedema
  • Describe potential cutaneous complications of lymphedema
  • Formulate an effective interprofessional management plan of lymphedema and wounds associated with it
  • Identify the importance of collaboration and communication between members of the wound care team

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, nurses, imaging and tadiation therapist, and massage therapists.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 3/28/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/28/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/28/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Melissa M - Beaumont, TX  ·  Jun 30, 2019
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Frances S - Sugar Land, TX  ·  Oct 14, 2017
Pathophysiology well done, treatment options marginal
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Susan B - Homer, AK  ·  Oct 02, 2017
Good information, have not treated patients with Massive localized lymphedema.
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CHARMAINE R - Golden Valley, MN  ·  Sep 01, 2017
Effective teaching strategy
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00