Understanding Lymphedema

by Expert Reviewer: Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD; Instructor: Igor Altman, DO, MBA; Instructor: Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

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. Consequently, few clinicians are well versed in its pathophysiology or treatment. While there is no definitive cure for lymphedema, managing the progression and minimizing complications is of utmost importance.

About the Course Author

Dr. Demangone-Yoon is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years. Additionally, she has remained active in medical education during her career through multiple formats including an emergency medicine residency program and online medical education companies.

 

Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC is a SME writer with Relias. She has over 20 years of nursing experience, primarily in acute care and professional development. Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

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    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    2.00HOURS

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    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


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  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 7/1/2021.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.50HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

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    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.50HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60244
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe at least three potential cutaneous complications of lymphedema.; Discuss at least three treatment options used in managing lymphedema.; Formulate an effective interprofessional management plan of lymphedema and wounds associated with it.; Recognize critical anatomical and clinical elements of lymphedema.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course  
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Basis of Lymphedema
    Case Study
    Epidemiology
    Anatomy and Function of the Lymphatic System
    Pathophysiology
    Chronic Lymphedema: Primary Versus Secondary
    Tertiary Edema/Lymphedema Syndromes
    Unilateral Lower-Extremity Edema
    Diagnosing Lymphedema
    Section 3: Management of Lymphedema
    Complete Decongestive Therapy
    Pharmaceutical Management
    Wounds and Skin Care
    Operative Management
    Alternative Treatment Options
    Massive Localized Lymphedema
    Interprofessional Care
    Lipedema Vs. Lymphedema
    Summary
    Section 4: Clinical Vignette
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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