Opportunities for Occupational Therapists in Lymphedema Chronic Disease Management

Opportunities for Occupational Therapists in Lymphedema Chronic Disease Management

Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich lymphatic fluid in the body that may result in a progressive edema, along with physical, psychosocial, and occupational performance issues. The diagnosis and recognized conservative treatment standards will be discussed. A review of both published research and clinical practice assessment outcomes considering occupational performance issues will be covered. The roles of occupational therapists to facilitate clients with lymphedema’s self-management in the context of daily living activities and to promote effective long-term chronic disease management will be highlighted.

After taking part in this webinar, participants will learn:

  1. To define lymphedema and the population affected by lymphedema.
  2. An overview of appropriate evaluation, treatment, and components of lymphedema long-term management including implications on functional performance.
  3. About opportunities for occupational therapists to utilize their current skills and to enhance professional practice through continuing education to meet this underserved population’s needs.

This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar from March 4, 2014. Access to the recording, handouts and certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

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Byron Shier

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