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Lower Extremity Edema Management

Lower Extremity Edema Management
April 28-29, 2012

Lower Extremity Edema Management is an comprehensive two day seminar that focuses on developing a strong foundation of knowledge in the practice of edema management.  Candace Kirkpatrick OT(R) is our guest speaker and will be covering important topics from edema vs. lymphedema to treating the 'complicated' leg.  Participants will have an opportunity to practice ABIs using Doppler machines and view a PPG demonstration.  Vendors from 3M Canada, Smith & Nephew and Market Drugs Medical will be present to offer participants with hands-on practice applying compression wraps and exposure to compression products and stocking aids.

The seminar is designed for health care professionals who work in clinical settings which require assessment and treatment of lower leg edema and would like to further develop their skills and clinical reasoning. Prospective attendees include experienced clinicians who wish to update their skills and learn about best practice treatment. Clinicians or current OT students who have an interest in edema management or who have not had the clinical/education opportunity in this area would also be appropriate for this seminar.

The goals of the seminar:

  • Understand and identify the different types of edema
  • Learn about available treatments for chronic venous insufficiency and lymphedema  
  • Understand the indications and contraindications for compression therapy
  • Be able to complete a lower leg and vascular assessment
  • Be able to choose an appropriate compression wrap
  • Improve awareness of available stockings, aids and current AADL policy

Coffee breaks and refreshments will be incorporated throughout the day.

April 28, 2012 - Day 1

0730 - 0800 Registration
0800 - 1215

  • Introduction
  • Edema
  • Venous System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Treatment

1215 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1615

  • Lower Extremity Assessment
  • Vascular Assessment
  • Practice ABIs. PPG Demonstration

April 29, 2012 - Day 2

0800 - 1215

  • Lipidema
  • Lymphedema and Treatment
  • Gathering History
  • Compression Therapy
  • Profore Wrap - Demonstration and Practice

1215 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1530

  • 3M Wrap - Demonstration and Practice
  • Compression Products and Stockings Aids - Market Drugs

Please note that coffee breaks will be incorporated throughout the days.

*Theraskills Seminars is an independent business and is not affiliated with the Grey Nuns Hospital. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or Rosanna Wegner at (780)707-9283. 

Early bird registration fee - $325. Register before March 9, 2012.

Registration fee - $375

Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West
Edmonton, Alberta

This meeting is only held at the Grey Nuns Hospital and is not necessarily endorsed or supported by Covenant Health Group.

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