Demystifying Chronic Edema:

Differentiation and Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers, Phlebolymphedema and Lymphedema

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Speakers

Course Chair:
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CDE, CWS

Faculty:
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
James McGuire, DPM, CPed

This program is a MUST for any health care provider caring for patients with chronic lower extremity edema... Reserve Your Spot Now!

Description

There are over 30 forms of medically complex edema, several etiologies of which create lower extremity swelling and chronic wounds. In the Western world phlebolymphedema, a mixed-etiology of swelling due to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and lymphatic insufficiency, is a common form of chronic edema seen in clinical practice. Unfortunately, most health care providers have very little formal training on the recognition, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of various edemas leading to lower extremity integumentary complications.

This program will provide the health care professional with up-to-date clinical information on the interrelationship of the vascular systems (arterial, venous and lymphatic) and the pathophysiology of phlebolymphedema, as well as proper diagnosis and treatment interventions. Consider attending this program to add appropriate diagnosis and care of people with venous insufficiency, phlebolymphedema and lymphedema to your clinical practice. Included in the session will be hands-on training and practice for lower extremity compression bandaging with appropriate compression forces. *Program registration limited to 100 participants, so register early.

Course Content

  • Barriers to Accurate Lower Extremity Edema Identification, Assessment and Treatment
  • The Relationship Between the Arterial, Venous and Lymphatic Systems
  • Etiology and Stages of Phlebolymphedema
  • Typical Skin Changes Associated with Chronic Phlebolymphedema
  • Clinical Examination and Differential Diagnosis of LE Edema
  • Complications of Lymphedema/Phlebolymphedema
  • Best Practices for Treatment of Phlebolymphedema
  • Managing Edema When You’re NOT a Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Quality of Life Issues for People with Lower Extremity Edema
  • Hands-on Compression Skills Lab

2017 Chronic Edema Preliminary Agenda

2:00 – 2:20 PM

Introductions and Overview of the Problem
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS
2:20 – 2:45 PM
Relationship Between the Arterial, Venous, Lymphatic and Integumentary Systems and Pathophysiology
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
2:45 – 3:10 PM
Implications of Lymphatic Failure and Dysfunction
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
3:10 – 3:35 PM
Differential Diagnosis of Lymphedema, Phlebolymphedema, Lipedema and Obesity
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
3:35 – 4:00 PM
Typical Skin Changes Associated with Various Edemas
James McGuire, DPM, PT, C Ped
4:00 – 4:15 PM
Break & VISIT EXHIBITORS
 
4:15 – 4:40 PM
Medical Management for Various Edemas (comorbidities that complicate assessment and management of LE edema)
James McGuire, DPM, PT, C Ped
4:40 – 5:05 PM
Best Practices for Various Edemas
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
5:05 – 5:35 PM
Exercise for Peripheral Edemas with Movement Lab
Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS
5:35 – 6:00 PM
Hands-on Skills Lab (MLD and Intro to Compression)
Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT
6:00 – 6:25 PM
Interactive Case-Based Problem Solving
ALL
6:25 – 7:00 PM
Hands On Compression, Wrap-Up and Q&A
ALL

Special Discounted Rate of $99 to Attend this Program

You are NOT required to Register for Desert Foot to attend this program. However, this program is included with your Desert Foot Conference Registration*

*For Federal Services Healthcare Professionals (VA, DOD, IHS, PHS) Registration is FREE.

Estimated for 3 CME/CECH Credit Hours

NYCPM

Podiatrists

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and PRESENT e-Learning Systems.

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The NYCPM has estimated this activity for a maximum of 3 continuing education contact hours.

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Physicians

Professional Education Services Group (PESG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Professional Education Services Group (PESG) designates this live educational activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be awarded.

Nurses

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The NYCPM has estimated this activity for a maximum of 3 continuing education contact hours.