Peripheral Edema Management

Author / Instructor: Oncology Section of the APTA: Antoinette P. Sander, Kimiko Yamada and Betsy Campione
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Course Number: 1520
CEU Hours: 3.0
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $90
Active: Yes

Peripheral Edema Management: Physical AgentsThis course addresses the use of physical agents in acute and chronic peripheral edema management. Specifically, the discussion will cover acute edema that results from the inflammatory response to tissue injury and chronic edemas from secondary lymphedema and venous insufficiency. The course is presented in 3 sections: The first unit discusses PRICE, heat modalities (including hot packs and ultrasound), Kinesio Tape and high voltage pulsed current; the second unit discusses compression pumps; and the final unit addresses laser therapy.

Oncology Section, American Physical Therapy Association

The CAOPT program from the Oncology SectionThis course was developed in collaboration with the Oncology section of the APTA.

Goals & Objectives:

For select physical agents used in edema management, including heat modalities, Kinesio Tape, high voltage pulsed current, compression pumps and laser therapy, upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the physiological rationale.
  2. Identify indications and contraindications.
  3. Select appropriate parameters for effective care.
  4. Discuss current evidence for making clinical decisions.
  5. Utilize clinical decisions in applying the agent to specific cases.

None required; strongly recommended, however: All four lectures in the course The Comprehensive Management of Edema, taught by Dr. Marisa Perdomo.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs.

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