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Lower Extremity Edema Management

Presenter: Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, BScOT 

Lower Extremity Edema Management is a comprehensive two day in-person seminar, focusing on developing strong foundational skills in the practice of edema management. This course covers the full spectrum from theory, assessment, technical skills of vascular and sensory assessments, compression therapy and compression stockings/systems. 

Participants will have an opportunity to practice vascular assessments using doppler ultrasound and photoplethysmograph machines. Vendors from 3M Canada, BSN Medical and Healthcare
Solutions will be present to offer participants with hands-on practice applying compression wraps and to provide knowledge on compression stockings as well as 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 also include experienced clinicians who wish to update their skills with current supporting evidence. Clinicians or OT/PT/Nursing students who have an interest in edema management with minimal clinical exposure are also be appropriate for this seminar. 

The goals of the seminar: 

-Understand and identify different types of edema 
-Learn how to complete a comprehensive 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

0745 - 0800 Registration 

0800 - 1215 Introduction 
                    Types of Edema
                    Vascular System 
                    Lymphatic System 
                    Chronic Venous Insufficiency

1215 - 1300 Lunch (not provided) 

1300 - 1615 Lower Extremity Assessment 
                    Vascular Assessment 
                    Practice Lab - Ankle Brachial Index
                    Photoplethysmography (PPG)
                    Sensory Assessment  

Day 2 - Sunday

0800 - 1215 Gathering History 
                    Compression Therapy 
                    Comprilan Wrap - Demonstration and Practice
                    Duke Boot - Demonstration 

1215 - 1300 Lunch (not provided) 

1300 - 1530 3M Coban 2 Compression Wrap - Demo. and Practice 
                    Healthcare Solutions - Compression Products and Stocking Aids

Please note that snack/drink breaks will be incorporated throughout each day and these will be provided. Lunch is not provided but can be eaten in the venue.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  

Registration Fee - $400
Early Bird Fee - $350

Summit Room - Healthcare Solutions South Edmonton
5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB
T6H 2H6

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