Oncology for the Lymphedema Specialist
A Specialty Rehab and ILWTI Partnered Course
Specialty Rehab and ILWT have partnered in this specially designed course for clinicians with a CLT or CLWT certification. There are over 17 million people who live with or have a history of cancer, this number is expected to increase to over 26 million by 2040. Cancer survival is growing, and cancer is now considered a chronic condition. To effectively treat oncology lymphedema patients, we must have knowledge of cancer, its treatment and side effects. These side effects impact the oncology population you are presently and will continue treating.
This course is packed with evidence-based research on the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, surgical interventions, and wound care specifics for cancer patients. Training will include an overview of high-risk lymphedema oncology populations followed by a deep dive into breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. The course will include treatment for: axillary webbing syndrome, breast lymphedema, post -mastectomy pain syndrome, and labs.
To design an effective plan and goals for an individual with cancer-related lymphedema (CRL) the impact of cancer and its treatments must be understood and accounted for. Our self-paced online modules will provide the foundation for our live-online material. There your learning will continue with current medical treatments, side effects and rehabilitation management in high-risk populations for developing CRL, as well as, the latest advances in medical treatment and preventions of cancer-related lymphedema. In addition, lab components will review treatment techniques for high-risk lymphedema populations and engage the learner in application of clinical reasoning through live case studies.
$998.00 (17.5 CEUs)
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Live (2 day) teletraining April 1-2, 2023
Reviews current statistics regarding cancer and utilization of rehabilitation services. Identifies current models of care delivery, and resources for the patient and caregiver as well as the role of current care models along the survivorship continuum
Highlights the impact of cancer on the individual survivor. Identifies physical, emotional, and psychosocial impairments that restrict physical and social participation throughout the survivorship continuum.
Identifies common treatment-related side effects (including: Cancer related fatigue, cancer pain, chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, and cancer related cognitive impairments) reviews current statistics, common symptoms and presentation and the impact on the individual survivor.
Reviews the etiology and risk factors for development of cancer. Identifies common diagnostics as well as the role of staging and grading in diagnosis and prognosis.
Identifies the most common interventions for treatment of cancer including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapies/immunotherapy, and hormonal treatments. Identifies side effects specific to these cancer treatments.
Identify the role of the multidisciplinary team and each discipline’s unique role in providing value- based patient-centered care to reduce healthcare costs and improve patients’ QOL.
Overview of cancer-related lymphedema
Breast cancer-related lymphedema
The complicated patient: Application of lymphedema treatment
Current evidence: Lymphatic system, function and disease
Lymphedema precautions in oncology
Advanced cancer treatment planning
Oncology-related wound management
Advanced surgical techniques for lymphedema management
Application of lymphedema treatment in palliative care
Printable learning materials
The Current State of Oncology Care
The Current State of Oncology Care - Quiz
The Cancer Experience- Part One
The Cancer Experience Part One - Quiz
The Cancer Experience- Part Two
The Cancer Experience Part Two -Quiz
Defining Cancer - Part One
Defining Cancer - Part Two
Defining Cancer - Quiz
Medical Management in Oncology - Part One
Medical Management in Oncology - Part One Quiz
Medical Management in Oncology - Part Two
Medical Management in Oncology - Part Two Quiz
Multidisciplinary Care Throughout the Survivorship Continuum
Multidisciplinary Care Throughout the Survivorship Continuum- Quiz