Level 3 Theory Update 2024 (Lecturer: Dr Markus Killinger)

Level 3 Theory Update 2024 (Lecturer: Dr Markus Killinger)

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Lymphoedema and Chronic Oedema Course : Theory Update with Dr Markus Killinger :  16 CPD CEUs with DVSIrl Certificate of attendance 

 Dates : Thursday 26th September & Friday 27th  September (8.30am to 4.30pm)   LOCATION:  Cork International Hotel ( Airport)                                                          Open to therapists who have successfully completed Dr Vodder Level 3 or HCPs working in the field of Lymphoedema / Chronic Oedema 

Course content

LYMPHOEDEMA

  • Diagnostics of lymphoedema, lymphoscintigraphy, indirect and direct lymphography, patent blue test, Stemmer’s sign, primary lymphoedema and its pathophysiology, secondary lymphoedema and its pathophysiology, malignant lymphoedema, MLD and metastatisation;
  • Risks and prevention of oedema, oedema fact sheets;

  • Compression therapy of lymphoedema using
    bandaging, stockings and compression devices;
  • Surgical interventions in lymphoedema;

  • Complications in lymphoedema such as erysipelas, lymph vesicles, lymphatic fistulas, lymphocele, lymphogenic ulcers, protein fibroses, interdigital mycoses, papillomatosis cutis lymphostatica, Stewart- Treves syndrome = angiosarcoma;

  • Lymphoedema and pregnancy;

  • Radiation injury in combination with lymphoedema;

  • Radiation dermatitis, radiation fibrosis, radiofibrotic plexus injury, radiation injury of other organs;

  • Outpatient and inpatient lymphology treatment and results in lymphoedema.

  • Face lymphoedema after neck dissection.

ARTIFICIAL LYMPHOEDEMA (SELF-INDUCED OEDEMA): 

Assessment and measurement of lymphoedema.

VENOUS OEDEMA:

  • Anatomy of veins and pathophysiology of the venous system

  • Thromboses, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, ulcus cruris venosum
  • Compression therapy in phleboedema, phleboedema/ulcus cruris/phlebolymphoedema as indications for MLD.

POST-TRAUMATIC OEDEMA / POST-OPERATIVE OEDEMA/ PERI-OPERATIVE OEDEMA:

  • In fractures, contusions, distortions, sprains, dislocations, pain, postoperative oedema and hematoma as well as oedema in burns.

  • Pathophysiology and role of MLD and other accompanying therapies.

REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY = SUDECK’S DISEASE (COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME)

  • Pathophysiology and role of MLD and other accompanying therapies.

OEDEMA CAUSED BY PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

  • Pathophysiology, role of MLD.

OEDEMA IN ARTERIAL CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS

  • Pathophysiology, gangrene, indication for and limits of MLD and compression therapy

LIPOEDEMA

  • Distinction between adiposity, lipohypertrophy, lipoedema and lipolymphoedema.

  • Pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy.

IDIOPATHIC OEDEMA

  • Pathophysiology, clinical picture and therapy, role of MLD and compression.

CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY OEDEMA

  • Rheumatic oedema, pathophysiology, MLD as additional therapy.

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MLD, IN PARTICULAR:

  • Acute infections
  • Cardiac decompensation
  • Acute phlebothrombosis
  • Local recurrence of tumor, local metastasizing
  • Acute eczema in oedema region

OEDEMA THAT ONLY RESPOND TO MEDICATION AND DIETARY THERAPY:

  • Pathophysiology, role of MLD.

PRESCRIPTION OF MLD

  • Prescription of compression bandaging and stockings: Indications for bandaging;
  • Different types of compression stockings, compression devices and prostheses;
  • Psychological problems in patients with oedema in post-cancer treatment.

 


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