Treating Edema in the Upper Extremity
Description: This webinar discusses basic concepts of the lymphatic system’s physiology as it relates to upper extremity edema in various populations. Participants will learn to assess edema and distinguish it from lymphedema, as well as to provide appropriate interventions to reduce volume, maximize function, and protect skin integrity for clients with upper extremity swelling.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recall the primary causes of edema in the upper extremity.
- Identify difference between edema and lymphedema.
- Determine proper interventions for edema management based on client-specific factors.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of selected interventions for edema management.
Instructor: Allison Roberts, OTL, CLT
Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants
Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.
Continuing Education Credits
The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02587. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
Allison Roberts, OTL, CLT
Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: Member of AOTA
Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
Additional requirements include:
- Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
- Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
- Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
- Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.