The Development of an e-Learning Resource on Lymphedema for Continuing Care Nurses
Original Presentation: April 27, 2021
Lymphedema is a progressive condition that leads to a build-up of fluid in the interstitial spaces, often causing swelling to a limb. The condition is thought to be under-recognized and under-treated. Continuing care nurses are expected to treat and manage lower limb lymphedema in a community setting, but many lack the knowledge and skills to safely manage this care.
This presentation is a brief overview of the lymphedema program at Central Health and of how an e-learning resource was developed for continuing care nurses at Central Health on the assessment, treatment, and management of lower limb lymphedema in the community setting. This resource was completed by Bev Lanning as a practicum project to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Nursing Program at Memorial University.
Bev Lanning BN, RN, CLT-LANA, Regional Lymphedema Nurse,
Home & Community Nursing
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