Networking & Educational Seminar
for Lymphedema Therapists
Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, CA (near Palm Springs)
November 1-3, 2013
SEMINAR DATE: Friday, November 1 - Sunday noon, November 3, 2013
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Friday evening (Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Reception/ Exhibits/ Demos/ Registration); 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Saturday; 8:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
LOCATION: Eisenhower Medical Center, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270 (near Palm Springs)
Lesli Bell, PT, CLT-LANA: "Breast Lymphedema"
Michael Bernas, MS: "Genetics and Lymphedema"
Andrea Brennan, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, DAPWCA: "Science of Compression"
Linda Anne Kahn, CMT, CLT-LANA: "Lipedema and Nutrition"
Liz McMahon, PhD: "Improving Patient Adherence" and "How to Avoid Burnout"
CONTACT HOURS: 11.75 with Optional Friday Presentation
TARGET AUDIENCE: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, RNs, MDs and other lymphedema therapists
SEMINAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE: see below (the format: LECTURE)
OBJECTIVES for Networking & Educational Seminar iin Rancho Mirage, CA:
Participants were able to:
- Identify the difference between fluid and solid states of limbs with lymphedema
- Identify the progression from fluid and solid states in chronic lymphedema
- Name the different surgical options for lymphedema
- Identify the integration of surgical options into a comprehensive lymphedema treatment system
- Recognize early warning signs of breast/trunk edema and lymphedema
- Develop a comprehensive evaluation and plan of care for treatment of breast/trunk edema and lymphedema
- Identify the components of successful documentation of the evaluation and management of breast and truncal edema
- Recognize the known genes involved in lymphedema and lymphatic-related syndromes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical and functional pathophysiology of these genetic defects
- Identify the process of current genetic testing for patients with lymphedema
- Brainstorm and discuss methods and alternatives for various aspects of lymphedema treatment in a round table discussion.
- Develop resources and networking connections with other lymphedema therapists
- Develop problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills for advanced level lymphedema treatment through interactive discussion with other lymphedema therapists
- Name the five stages of the change process
- Identify where the patient is in the process of change
- Name at least two questions tailored to help patients at different stages move toward improved adherence with self-care treatment recommendations
- Identify the negatives of burnout
- Name ways to decrease the negatives both externally and physically
- Identify methods to increase positives and strengths
- Name the terminology and classification of compression and establish a common vocabulary
- Identify the effects of compression on microcirculation
- Identify the recommendations for compression bandaging in lymphedema management based on RCT and systematic review evidence