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Lower Extremity Edema Management

March 4-5, 2017

Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BScOT 

Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two-day seminar, focusing on developing strong foundational skills 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 with current supporting evidence. Clinicians or OT students who have an interest in edema management with minimal clinical exposure may 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, March 4, 2017

0730 - 0800 Registration 
0800 - 1215 Introduction
                    Edema 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, March 5, 2017

0800 - 1215 Lipidema Lymphedema and Treatment
                    Gathering History Compression Therapy
                    Comprilan Wrap - Demonstration and Practice 
1215 - 1300 Lunch (not provided) 
1300 - 1530 3M Wrap - Demonstration and Practice
                    Market Drugs Medical - Compression Products and Stocking

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 January 31, 2017.

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

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