Advanced Lymphedema Management Certification (ALM) @ Lymph Balance Center, Calgary [from 2 to 7 October]

Advanced Lymphedema Management Certification (ALM)

2 - 7
08:00 - 18:30

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Lymph Balance Center
707, 12100 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2J 7G9
Join us for this fantastic management course!

This expert level 6-day certification course provides instruction on advanced topics of Lymphedema Management, including Head and Neck Lymphedema (HNL), Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS), difficult patient case studies, advanced bandaging techniques, compression pumps, postoperative and postradiation intervention techniques, circulatory and integumentary systems, wound assessment, wound care and more. This certification course consists of three 2-day sections: ACOLS Advanced Lymphedema Management course, ACOLS Management of Lymphedema of the Head and Neck course and our new ACOLS Fundamentals of Wound Care course.

Alumni students who have already completed the ACOLS Advanced Lymphedema Management course and/or ACOLS Management of Lymphedema of the Head and Neck course can receive credit and only take the sections they have missed to qualify for the new Advanced Lymphedema Management (ALM) designation.

The course will be taught by ACOLS instructors who are licensed physical therapists certified in wound care. The course is open to Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) certified PTs or OTs or RMT’s only. Must be previously CLT certified through either the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, the Norton School, Klose School or LANA.

Course Topics:

Pathology Head & Neck Lymphedema — Causes of HNL, Lymphostatic Encephalopathy, Surgical Procedures and Radiation Therapy.
Effects of HNL on Communication, Swallowing and Psychosocial Aspects Lymphostatic Encephalopathy
Review of Trunk Treatment for Upper Extremity Lymphedema (Manual Lymph Drainage)
Upper Extremity Bandaging/Trunk Compression
Head & Neck Treatment Sequence
MLD with other Conditions
Lower Extremity and Trunk Sequence (Manual Lymph Drainage)
Lower Extremity Bandaging/Alternative Lower Extremity Compression
Axillary Web Syndrome
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (Compression Pumps)
PALS Exercise Program
Review Genital Bandaging
Kinesio Taping
Development of a basic Treatment Plan for Patients with HNL.
Appropriate Modalities to reduce HNL, to include: Manual Lymph Drainage and Compression for the Head and Neck
Review of MLD Techniques and Treatment Sequences for HNL
Compression Therapy for HNL
Other Treatment Modalities
Review of Measuring Techniques for Facial Compression Products
Phases of Wound Healing
Wound classification, types of wounds (partial/full thickness, stages, Wagner grades, CEAP, burns
Acute vs. Chronic wound
Wound Bed Preparation (microenvironment, inflammation vs. infection, debridement, exudate, management bacterial control)
Integumentary Assessment, wound examination, clinical measurements
Wound Differentiation (venous, arterial, diabetic/neuropathic, atypical)
Treatment Interventions (cleansing/irrigation, debridement, offloading, compression considerations, UNNA boots, multilayer compression, pumps, velcro devices, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, light therapy, negative pressure wound therapy)
Dressings considerations

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