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Upper Extremity Lymphedema Certification

Klose Training


Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   90
Registration Fee:   $2100


Objectives
Each participant will be trained in the four components of Complete Decongestive Therapy for the upper extremity (UE).

Upon completion of the class, the therapist will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the lymphatic system and its function
  • Identify various medical conditions that can lead to the development of edema and lymphedema
  • Differentiate between a variety of peripheral edemas and identify necessary treatment strategies for each condition
  • Identify the application, medical indications, and contraindications for Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)
  • Identify various compression therapy application strategies for patients with lymphedema of the UE
  • Attest to the importance of skin care and hygiene for patients with lymphedema
  • Attest to the importance of a proper exercise protocols for individuals at risk for and with lymphedema
  • Identify risk-reduction practices for patients at risk for lymphedema
  • Distinguish between a variety of measurement techniques used in the evaluation of UE lymphedema and custom-made compression garments
  • Identify the most effective lymphedema treatment protocols based on current evidence
  • Establish CDT treatment plans for individuals with primary and secondary lymphedema of the UE
  • Effectively perform MLD sequences for patients with primary and secondary lymphedema of the UE
  • Competently apply short-stretch compression bandaging systems for patients with upper extremity lymphedema.

    Confirmation Notes
    This course totals 90 contact hours and has been approved for CEUs for Physical, Occupational, and Massage Therapists by the organizations and states listed here.

    To successfully complete this course, the student must pass a multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or better, devise an appropriate treatment plan in response to a case study presented to the student, and demonstrate competency in manual lymph drainage and compression bandaging for lymphedema patients. The student will then earn the credential CLT-UE (Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Upper Extremities) and receive a certificate in the class.

    After completing the Upper Extremity course, Klose graduates are welcome to later complete the coursework required for full certification by attending the last 4.5 days of any of our Lymphedema Therapy Certification course offerings. Students will learn skills and knowledge specific to the lower extremity including treatment of LE lymphedema, basic and advanced MLD techniques for LE, compression bandaging for LE, measuring and fitting for LE garments, plus skin and nail care, exercises, and self-treatment for patients with LE lymphedema. In addition, treatment of head and neck, genital, and pediatric lymphedema will be covered.

    To complete your training after becoming UE certified, call Klose Training at 303-245-0333. The cost is $1000. Once you have finished the last 45 hours of curriculum, you will be qualified to sit for the LANA certification exam.

    Agenda
    A total of 90 hours of instruction is provided in this Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy Certification course. After completion of the mandatory 45-hr online Home Study Module, students will receive 45 hours of classroom instruction over a 4.5-day period.

    Usual class hours are:

    Friday – Monday, 8:00am – 7:00pm

    Tuesday, 8:00am – 12:30pm.

    For a detailed list of covered topics, click here.

    Description
    This engaging 90-hour course is designed for therapists who specialize in treating patients after breast cancer. It is also a good option for those who would like to split up the full Lymphedema Therapy Certification because of scheduling issues or to stretch out the cost of full certification. Therapists who successfully complete this Upper Extremity Lymphedema Certification course are welcome to complete the second half of the class at a later time.

    This course teaches Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), the most effective treatment for chronic primary lymphedema (congenital) and secondary lymphedema. CDT is composed of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), compression bandaging, skin care, and patient-appropriate exercises. At the conclusion of this course, you will be certified in Upper-Extremity Lymphedema Therapy (CLT-UE) and can immediately start working with upper-extremity patients. As a graduate, you’ll be listed on our popular online therapist directory. You’ll also have unlimited access to exclusive, comprehensive online resources including over 50 instructional videos, 200+ reference articles, sample treatment forms, and more!

    Klose Training’s instructors are highly-experienced, practicing lymphedema therapists. All are LANA-Certified. They routinely earn high marks from their students for their clinical expertise and caring, supportive demeanor. Typically, you will have the same instructor throughout the course. After the course, your instructor will continue to support you if you need advice regarding treatment challenges.

    Prior to the start of the classroom (lab) portion of the course, you will complete a 45-hr Online Home Study Module that introduces you to lymphedema and the techniques used to treat it. The lessons ensure that every student coming into the classroom has a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system. The Module is composed of graphically-dynamic video lectures and demonstrations. Included is a lecture by Dr. Kathleen Francis, one of the few physicians in the U.S. specializing in lymphedema. An accompanying course manual reinforces the video presentations.

    After completing the 45-hr online Home Study Module, you’ll be prepared for the 4½-day (45-hr) classroom training that focuses on hands-on practice of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and compression bandaging.

    A total of 90 hours of instruction is provided in this Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy Certification course. After completion of the mandatory 45-hr online Home Study Module, students will receive 45 hours of classroom instruction over a 4.5-day period.

    Usual class hours are:
    Friday – Monday, 8:00am – 7:00pm
    Tuesday, 8:00am – 12:30pm.

    For details about Complete Decongestive Therapy or the course content and materials, visit klosetraining.com
    For prompt answers to your questions, call 303-245-0333. You can also email info@klosetraining.com. We pride ourselves on strong customer service and support!

    To receive a 10% discount, enter discount code REHABEDGE10% when registering online or request this discount if registering by phone. Foeldi’s Textbook of Lymphedema will not be included with this discount. It is not needed for the class.


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    Register Address:   Houston (Sugar Land) Texas
    Location:   Drury Inn & Suites, Houston/Sugar Land
    Dates:   10-12-2018 - 10-16-2018, 8:00AM 7:00PM
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    Register Address:   Ottawa, Ontario Canada International
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    Register Address:   Detroit (Novi) Michigan
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    Dates:   11-09-2018 - 11-13-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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    Register Address:   Boulder Colorado
    Location:   Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
    Dates:   11-30-2018 - 12-04-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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    Register Address:   Austin Texas
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    Dates:   01-18-2019 - 01-22-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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    Register Address:   Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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    Register Address:   Portland (Vancouver) Oregon
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    Dates:   03-01-2019 - 03-05-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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    Register Address:   Phoenix (Tempe) Arizona
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    Dates:   03-22-2019 - 03-26-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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    Register Address:   Columbus Ohio
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    Dates:   08-16-2019 - 08-20-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM
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