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Integrating Edema Management Into Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Case Report

Integrating Edema Management Into Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Case Report PERSPECTIVE P APER Integrating Edema Management Into Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Case Report 1 2 Antoinette P. Sander, PT, DPT, MS ; Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT, MS Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; and Assistant Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Background and Purpose: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education includes criteria for the management of edema. The purpose of this case report is to outline content and instructional guide- lines for edema and lymphedema management in 2 entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula. Case Description: Teaching edema management includes both general and specific knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, an understanding of the pathophysiology of edema, and compe- tency in traditional and innovative skills of edema management in the context of a patient management model and evidence-based practice. Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science has a required dedicated course that combines clinical management of patients with lym- phatic and integumentary dysfunction. The University of Southern California integrates edema management throughout the 3-year curriculum. Both of these programs are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Integrating Edema Management Into Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Case Report

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000092
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PERSPECTIVE P APER Integrating Edema Management Into Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Case Report 1 2 Antoinette P. Sander, PT, DPT, MS ; Marisa Perdomo, PT, DPT, MS Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; and Assistant Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Background and Purpose: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education includes criteria for the management of edema. The purpose of this case report is to outline content and instructional guide- lines for edema and lymphedema management in 2 entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curricula. Case Description: Teaching edema management includes both general and specific knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, an understanding of the pathophysiology of edema, and compe- tency in traditional and innovative skills of edema management in the context of a patient management model and evidence-based practice. Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science has a required dedicated course that combines clinical management of patients with lym- phatic and integumentary dysfunction. The University of Southern California integrates edema management throughout the 3-year curriculum. Both of these programs are

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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