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Lower Extremity Edema Management

October 18-19, 2014

Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BScOT

Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two day seminar that focuses on developing a strong foundation of knowledge in the practice of edema management. Glyn will be covering important topics from edema vs. lymphedema to treating the 'complicated' leg. Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using Doppler and photoplethysmogram machines. Vendors from 3M Canada, BSN Medical and Market Drugs Medical will be present to offer participants with hands-on practice applying compression wraps and to provide knowledge on compression stockings and available 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/educational 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 how to complete a full lower leg and vascular assessment
-Learn about available treatments for chronic venous insufficiency and lymphedema  
-Understand the indications and contraindications for compression therapy
-Identify properties and usages for different compression therapies
-Improve awareness of available stockings, aids and current AADL policy

Day 1 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 

0730 - 0800 Registration

0800 - 1215
Venous System
Lymphatic System
Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Treatment

1215 - 1300 Lunch (not provided)

1300 - 1615
Lower Extremity Assessment
Vascular Assessment
Practice ABIs. PPG Demonstration

Day 2 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

0800 - 1215
Lymphedema and Treatment
Gathering History
Compression Therapy
Comprilan Wrap - Demonstration and Practice

1215 - 1300 Lunch (not provided)

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)716-9283. 

Registration Fee - $400

Early Bird Fee - $350. Register before September 1st, 2014.

Grey Nuns Community Hospital - Rm 0647
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Dr W Northwest
Edmonton, AB
T6L 5X8

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