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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, Essity 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 policies relating to compression garments

Day 1 - Saturday - March 18, 2023

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 - March 19, 2023

0800 - 1100   Gathering History 
                      Compression Therapy 
                      Duke/Una Boot - Demonstration 
1100 - 1215   Comprilan/Compri2 Wrap - Demonstration and Practice

1215 - 1300   Lunch (not provided) 

1300 - 1400   3M Coban 2 Compression Wrap - Demo. and Practice 
1430 - 1530   Healthcare Solutions - Compression Products and Stocking Aids
1530 - 1600   Case Study Discussion

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. Register prior to 23:59hr  January 31, 2023

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

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