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Lymphedema & The Role of OT
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When: Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:00 PM
Where: Catholic Health Regional Training Center
144 Genesee St
Buffalo, New York  14203
United States
Contact: NYSOTA

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This course serves an introduction to the management of lymphedema. It reviews the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, and the primary function of lymph nodes. The main focus of the course is the management of lymphedema, and to explore the components of complete decongestive therapy which includes manual lymph drainage, skin care, exercise, and compression therapy. Lymphedema is a lifelong, progressive disorder that impacts the person's ability to complete daily occupations. 


Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the lymphatic system
2. Define lymphedema and its potential impact on daily life/ADL
3. Identify the role of the occupational therapist in treating clients with lymphedema
4. Become familiar with the techniques associated with manual lymph drainage and bandaging/compression 

Lindsey Schultz, OTR/L, CHT, CLT has been an occupational therapist practicing for 16 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Exercise Science in 1998 from Furman University, and her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2002 from Nova Southeastern University. Lindsey has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2010, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist since September 2016. She is currently employed by Catholic Health, and works out of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Lindsey works in the outpatient setting with clients with upper extremity injured clients and clients with varying stages of lymphedema.

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