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Continuing Education for Rehabilitation Professionals

Part II: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of Peripheral Edema



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Part II: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation of Peripheral Edema     $74.88


This lecture is part of the following course:
The Comprehensive Management of Edema

Description

Part II briefly reviews the physiology of edema formation and includes a comprehensive evaluation for an individual with peripheral edema. A systems review and differential diagnosis process is discussed and patient cases are presented to assist the participant in developing a differential diagnosis list. Rehabilitation therapy objective assessment techniques and potential medical diagnostic tests are presented to assist the therapist in determining if physical or occupational therapy is appropriate for an individual with peripheral edema, or if referral to another health care professional is needed.

This course was developed in collaboration with the Oncology section of the APTA.

Oncology Section, American Physical Therapy Association

Continuing education credits

  • This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.25 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 3.125 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 2.50

Rating:   

Difficulty: Advanced

Goals & Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Identify the systemic and local causes of peripheral edema.
  2. Utilize and apply Starling’s law of equilibrium to guide their thought process when evaluating an individual with peripheral edema.
  3. Determine if physical or occupational therapy is appropriate for an individual with peripheral edema, or if referral to another health care provider is necessary.
  4. Perform an appropriate rehabilitation therapy evaluation for an individual with peripheral edema.
  5. Identify red flags during an evaluation of an individual with peripheral edema.

Disclosure

The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Dr. Perdomo is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. She developed the outpatient oncology rehabilitation at USC’s faculty practice, and founded the Oncology Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Program at Olympic PT in Seattle, WA, as well as the Oncology Clinical Rotation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Perdomo receives compensation from EDUCATA as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Perdomo is an active member of the Oncology Section of the APTA and has worked to get oncology specialization recognized by the ABPTS. She has also been a district representative for the California chapter of the APTA.

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Prerequisites:
None mandatory; strongly recommended, however: Part I: Anatomy & Physiology of the Lymphatic System, Stages of Lymphedema and Patient Cases
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