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Edema - Differential Diagnosis & Treatment
Lymphedema - Venous Edema - Acute Edema

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Course Outline
Course Fees

Course Description

A common complication that can slow down the rehabilitation process is edema. Edema can present in any patient type (young/old, ortho/neuro) and in any patient care setting acute - subacute - outpatient - sports). Although it is a very common occurrence, edema is not always well understood or treated effectively.

This intensive two day course is designed to teach clinicians to differentiate between various edema etiologies and design effective treatment programs based on those findings. Many topics will be covered, including anatomy and physiology of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems as well as methods for evaluating each of these systems.

Numerous treatment techniques will be covered, such as compression bandaging as well as a hands-on introduction to manual lymphatic drainage.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the anatomy and physiology of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems
  • Identify edema etiology based on characteristics
  • Differentiate between edema management options and choose when they are appropriate
  • List characteristics and functions of bandaging materials and demonstrate proper application of various bandages
  • Perform a thorough assessment and develop a successful treatment plan
  • Express the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach and select effective communication strategies

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
  • OT's and COTA's
  • Health Care Professionals involved in Wound Care.


This course is approved in each state where the course is being taught. For the hours or continuing education credits in your state please contact JVB Enterprises

Course Outline - Edema - Differential Diagnosis & Treatment

Day One

8:00 – 8:30AM Registration and Introductions

8:30AM – 12:30PM

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Break - 15 minutes

  • Edema Compare
        Acute – e.g. Traumatic/Post-Surgical
        Chronic – e.g. Venous/Lymphatic

12:30 – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15 – 6:00PM

  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Lymphedema Evaluation

Break - 15 minutes

  • Lymphedema Management Techniques
        LAB – Introduction to Lymphedema Treatment

Day Two

8:00AM – 12:30PM

  • Review/Question & Answer
  • (Cont.) Lymphedema Management Techniques
  • Lymphedema Complications – e.g. Fibrosis

Break - 15 minutes

  • Venous Edema Evaluation
  • Venous Edema Management Techniques
  • LAB – Venous Edema Management

12:30 – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15 – 6:00PM

  • Acute Edema Evaluation
  • Acute Edema Treatment
  • Compression bandaging

Break - 15 minutes

  • LAB - Compression bandaging
  • LABS/Case Studies

Course Fees

Course Early Bird Late Registration* Group Rate
Edema - Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Complete Wound Care $369.00 $395.00 $330.00

Group Discount: Two or more received together - 10% off (Must be received together)

*Received less than 7 days prior to course date

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