This series of educational modules presents an in-depth, expert-facilitated overview of key topics in lymphedema and chronic edema management, across practice settings from pediatrics to elder care. This course consists of four modules covering the following clinically relevant topics including: (Module 1) differential diagnosis and complex measurements in lymphedema, (Module 2) lymphedema across the lifespan, with consideration of quality of life and patient-centred care, (Module 3) research and advanced treatment approaches, and (Module 4) application through case scenarios. This professional learning course offers a high quality educational experience for healthcare professionals working in Canada and abroad.
- Differentiate between types of edema, explain different measurements for lymphedema/chronic edema, and be more familiar with the quality of life considerations associated with chronic edema.
- Appreciate the timeline of lymphedema, the impacts of lymphedema at major stages in life (pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric), and have more awareness of the comorbid issues that may impact individuals with lymphedema in different age brackets.
- Approach lymphedema care from a person-centred perspective.
- Understand current practice and advanced research, clinical, and surgical interventions in lymphedema management from a Canadian perspective
COST: $50 application fee, $300 course fee