Vascular disorders

Assessment, management and their impact on the lymphatic system and lymphoedema management

The Level 2 (Advanced Lymphoedema Course) has two open sessions. They are available as continuing professional development sessions for lymphoedema practitioners.

Course 1:            Vascular disorders – assessment, management and their impact on the lymphatic system and lymphoedema management

Course 2:            Getting a grip on adherence and lymphoedema management – read more here

Course 1

Vascular disorders – assessment, management and their impact on the lymphatic system and lymphoedema management


These courses are open to registered health professionals only (Division 1 Nurses, Medical Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists). Participants must have successfully completed a Level 1 (Basic) lymphoedema course or equivalent that meets the ALA Level 1 course guidelines and had a minimum of 1 year experience (half time) of treating clients with lymphoedema. Numbers are limited.

Session Structure

Distance Learning Module

The distance learning component is included via the Lymphoedema Educations Solutions (LES) online management system.

The face to face sessions are designed to build on your prior learning and provide you with an active learning experience.

Face to face Module

Dissemination of information and skills is via lectures, activities, practical workshops and group discussion


Dr Lachlan Maddock

Lachlan graduated Monash University 1999.  He is a General Surgeon trained through Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He is also a Vascular Surgeon after further specialist training both in Australia and New Zealand.  He is currently a Vascular Consultant at Box Hill Hospital, Monash Hospital and Epworth Eastern.  He is a father of two.

Jan Rice

Jan trained at The Alfred hospital and progressed through various training programs to eventually study Plastic Surgery Nursing. This led her into wound management in a formal sense in 1993 when she joined Wound Foundation of Australia. She holds a Masters in Wound Care.

Jan has worked on many advisory boards and been a member of many committees focused on wound care.

Since 2006 Jan has also conducted a wound clinic at Ashwood medical Group in Ashburton, Melbourne.

With over 30 years of specific wound training, Jan is a much sought after invited speaker at State, National and International conferences and wound meetings.

Until recently Jan was been training in wound management for Monash University, La Trobe University and Training Beyond 2000.

Jan has now established her own consultancy, Jan Rice WoundCareServices, which sees her consulting in aged care, acute private surgical hospitals and private homes

Course objectives

At the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the causes of leg swelling.
  2. Compare the relationship between venous oedema, lipoedema and lymphoedema.
  3. List the vascular assessment components carried out by a vascular surgeon.
  4. Describe the role of lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of lymphoedema.
  5. Describe the components of a vascular assessment that lymphoedema practitioners should carry out on all clients with leg oedema and propose why this should occur.
  6. Discuss the role of doppler ultrasound as an assessment tool for clients with lymphoedema or lymphoedema/vascular disease.
  7. Find the pedal pulses.
  8. Interpret results of vascular assessment including doppler ultrasound.
  9. Compare treatment options for vascular disease.
  10. Describe the precautions when treating leg lymphoedema following DVT.
  11. Compare the causes of leg ulcers and the treatment options.
  12. Describe what lymphorroea is and suggest the treatment options.
  13. Identify the role the lymphoedema practitioner has in treating leg ulcers and what signs suggest the practitioner should refer onto a wound management nurse/ wound clinic

Registration fee

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to the comprehensive LES online Learning Management System which provides an interactive and collaborative environment;
  • Course handouts for the face to face component;
  • Morning tea and lunch.

Expression of interest

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