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Lower Extremity Ulcers and the Rehab Therapist (7 contact hours) (#505)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  505

Hours:  7

Price:  $77.00

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COURSE IS OFFERED ONLINE ONLY. Course Approval pending in OK.

 

Description

With increasing life span, and increasing prevalence of diabetes and vascular disease, patients with leg ulcers are increasing both in overall numbers and as a proportion of the population. As a consequence, all healthcare providers, including physical therapists and occupational therapists and their assistants are more frequently seeing patients with leg and foot ulcers. It is important for therapists to understand the risks, causes, prevention, and treatment of leg ulcers. This knowledge will allow them to better understand the disorder, be vigilant for causative risk factors, enhance early detection of ulcer, be able to communicate successfully with other providers about the disorder, and directly treat the ulcer when appropriate. In this course, we present 4 basic types of complex lower extremity ulcers, including venous, arterial, neuropathic, and pressure ulcers. For each, the therapist will be able to define the disorder in medical terms, list risk factors, describe related symptoms and signs, apply criteria to make a diagnosis, understand how the disorder affects function, describe optimal therapies, and be able to communicate with other providers about the status of the disorder and how it affects the client’s functionality. A must course for those therapists working in the “over age 65” population!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. Define lower extremity ulcer and recognize the increasing prevalence in the United States. 2. Recall the role of the physical therapist or occupational therapist and assistant in treatment of leg ulcers. 3. List 4 major types of leg ulcers, and be able to describe the location and appearance of a typical ulcer of each type. 4. For a venous leg ulcer, identify risk factors, symptoms, appearance, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. 5. For an arterial leg ulcer, identify risk factors, symptoms and signs, appearance, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. 6. For a pressure ulcer, identify risk factors, symptoms and signs, appearance, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. 7. For a neuropathic leg ulcer, identify risk factors, symptoms and signs, appearance, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. 8. Recall the complex physiology and healing of leg ulcers in diabetics.

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