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Section: CME Category: Vascular

Quality of Life Issues for People with Lower Extremity Edema

Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CWS

Pamela Scarborough, CDE, CWS, DPT, MS, PT reviews the importance of psychosocial assessments in patients with chronic lower extremity edema. Dr Scarborough also reviews the impact on the patient and provider in regards to quality of life issues. She also reviews the physical barriers for the implementation of various treatment protocols and the various treatments available to circumvent obstacles presented. She concludes in providing tools and educational techniques for healthcare providers who do not specialize in lymphedema.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Understanding the various quality of life issues and their impact on the patient and health care team
  2. Defining successful home management protocols and resources available for patients
  3. Appropriately assessing the physical challenges that may affect treatment protocols
  4. Managing lymphedema as a non-specialist
  5. Techniques for teaching patient home therapy management
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    Pamela Scarborough Pamela Scarborough has nothing to disclose