Didactic & Practicum Class in Your Educational Setting


 This course is designed in two parts:

              Part 1.  A 2-hour - power point educational presentation with over 46 color slides and includes:
                                         A complete view of the anatomy of the peripheral and deep lymphatic systems - how it is made
                                         Physiology of the lymphatic system - how it works in conjunction with the venous system
                                         Signs, symptoms and causes of lymphedema
                                         Ways to prevent lymphedema - upper and lower extremities
                                         Types of lymphedema - primary and secondary - photos and explanations
                                         Incidences of lymphedema - the "3 culprits" that increase the incidence
                                         The importance of healthy skin and tissues
                                         Treatment of lymphedema - CDT - combined decongestive therapy - the all-inclusive treatment of lymedema
                                         Different types of gradient compression - gradient sequential pneumatic pumps, gradient compression garments, Farrow Wraps, directional flow garments, gradient bandaging - color slides of each

Part 2.  6 hour practicum - Practicum Class Curriculum:

  • Multi-layer bandaging techniques – 30 min                                               
  • Manual lymph drainage of affected areas – “exit protocol” 30 min
  • Skin and wound care – 30 min
  • Use and care of a gradient sequential pump – 1hr
  • Gradient compression garments – types and use,
    • application techniques – 1hr
  • Use of and other types of compression during wound
    • treatment and healing, application/use – 30 min
  • Patient education and home care – 30 min
  • Choice of and how to measure for appropriate - 1 hr.
    • compression garments
  • Use of Directional Flow Garments (DFG) – 30 min

Learning Outcomes:

Part 1 - This full-color power point presentation describes "how the lymphatic system is made and how it works". Participants will gain a thorough knowledge of the lymphatic system and therefore, better understand the course of lymphedema: signs, symptoms, incidence, causes, primary and secondary lymphedema, and Complete Decongestive Therapy -  treatment for lymphedema - clinical and patient home care.

Part 2 - Practicum - Following this "hands on practice", practitioners will be able to perform gradient bandaging; know how to apply a gradient sequential pump; know the different kinds of  gradient compression devices; know their uses and the specific cases for which they are used; know how to measure and apply different compression devices; have knowledge about total patient lymphedema clinical and home care.

To schedule your class call Phyllis Tubbs-Gingerich at 408-782-1028