Differential Diagnosis: Identifying the Etiology of Edema

This lecture offers vital information for therapists to establish the source of a patient’s edema before proceeding with comprehensive decongestive therapy. Treatment may be quite different if the edema is due to an underlying disease or condition rather than lymphoedema.

Course Description

This lecture offers vital information for therapists to establish the source of a patient’s edema before proceeding with comprehensive decongestive therapy. Treatment may be quite different if the edema is due to an underlying disease or condition rather than lymphoedema.

This course will discuss the data that should be analysed to determine the source of unilateral or bilateral edema including specific measures, lab values, and a patient’s past medical history. Using a sample case of a patient with bilateral edema, the course will go step-by-step through the evaluation process used to determine how aggressively to treat the edema or whether the patient should instead be referred to their primary care provider. You’ll also be taught the prediction rules used to determine if a patient’s unilateral edema might be due to a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) rather than lymphoedoema.

Course Objectives

At the end of this online course, you will:

  • Identify diseases that can cause edema that is not due to lymphoedema.
  • Learn which lab values can be used to identify diseases that can cause bilateral edema.
  • Learn what data to convey when you need to make a referral.

Registration and Access

Registration

          • Click the REGISTER NOW button below
          • Fill in the REGISTRATION form then click the PAYMENT button where you will be directed to the Shop page where you need to click ADD TO CART.
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          • Shortly after making a successful payment you will receive your order confirmation by email.
          • Your credit card is charged and will show payment made to Victorian Lymphoedema Practice (trading as Lymphoedema Education Solutions)

Within three to five business days of receiving your registration and payment, you will be sent your username, password, and instructions on how to access and navigate the online course. You will have 3 MONTHS of access to the online course, starting from the time you receive your username and password by email.
Please ensure you have a reliable internet connection when undertaking in the course work.

Instructor

Jennifer Ryan, PT, MS, DPT, CCS. Dr. Ryan graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Illinois in 1990 and went on to complete both a Master of Science in Physical Therapy anda Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago. In July 2006, she was awarded board certification as a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Prerequisites

This course is an advanced level class. Students should have successfully completed a level 1 or equivalent lymphoedema course that is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.

Students can be physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical practitioners, registered nurses ( Division 1), or massage therapists with Diploma of Remedial Massage (this is a minimum requirement) from a Registered Training Organisation listed with the National Training Information Service and may include qualifications that specify a primary modality such as ‘Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy).

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the skills acquired in this class are within their scope of practice.

Price

The tuition for this online course is $113.85AUD (inc GST). The full amount is due upon registration.

Student Agreement

You are required to approve the Klose Training and Consultation and Lymphoedema Education Solutions Participant Agreement on registration for this course.

Online Quizz

To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must successfully complete an online quiz.

Certificate of Completion/Continuing Education Points

Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the quiz, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion verifying online course hours. Differential Diagnosis: Identifying the Etiology of Edema course offers 3.25 contact hours of online continuing education.