Level 3 Course Autumn 2022

Level 3 Course Autumn 2022

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COURSE PREREQUISITES: PLEASE READ FIRST

Course dates: 
Part 1: 20th - 24th September 2021
Part 2: 27th – 30th September 2021

Course Venue: CORK

 

Lymphoedema and chronic oedema course (73 hours or 90 UIs). Theoretical instruction: 16 hours or 24 UIs

LYMPHOEDEMA

  • Diagnostics of lymphooedema, lymphoscintigraphy, indirect and direct lymphograpy, patent blue test, Stemmer’s sign, primary lymphoedema and its pathophysiology, secondary lymphoedema and its pathophysiology, malignant lymphoedema, MLD and metastatization;
  • 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.

PATIENT DEMONSTRATIONS:

Eight or more patients suffering from oedematous disorders need to be presented, among them at least one case of primary oedema, one case of secondary lymphoedema of the arm, one case of secondary lymphoedema of the leg, one phleboedema and one lipoedema. As a matter of principle, these patients must be introduced.

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