(62.5 CE hrs On-line + 9 Days Live Training (8am–7pm daily (times vary); up to 153 CE hrs Total!)
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The Certified Lymphedema & Wound Therapist (CLWT) course prepares you with comprehensive knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to effectively treat individuals with chronic wounds and all edemas on the lymphedema continuum. It includes comprehensive certification in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), custom, multi-layered compression bandaging, garment selection and fitting, and advanced wound care. The course is practicum based and clinically focused, utilizing an integrative, rehab approach to the multi-factorial management of patients. Delivered in our hybrid format, it combines 62.5 hours of on-line pre-coursework, completed at your own pace, with 9 days of hands-on practicum training and workshops. Digital course books, printed ToolBoxes, clinical tools, bandages, debridement & wound care workshop supplies, and a generous variety of sample products to take home are included.
Our MLD training was developed by Certified Lymphedema Therapists (CLTs) with broad backgrounds in traditional approaches, such as Vodder, Foldi, Leduc, and Casley-Smith. ILWTI has blended these with new evidence from ICG fluoroscopy of live lymphatics, and created a Modern MLD approach that is simple and adaptable to any type of edema.
We provide robust compression training where you learn how to perform a bedside ABI and master customized, full-limb, multi-layered bandaging systems that will not slip down, aggressively soften fibrotic tissue, and can stay in place for several days at a time. We have expanded decongestive compression options by including hands-on training with edema reducing garments that are effective for even the most advanced, Stage 3 lymphedema with massive lobules. In addition, you will learn differential diagnosis and treatment of other forms of edema, such as venous edema, lipedema, post-thrombotic syndrome, CHF, dependent edema, post-op edema, etc.
Our training includes policy and procedures for your clinic, and useful clinical tools, such as Differential Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Edemas, and the Compression Selection Guide which helps you choose the best compression for your patient the first time, every time.
The wound care sections of the CLWT course are comprehensive and train you in the assessment and treatment of venous leg ulcers (VLUs), arterial ulcers, pressure injuries, neuropathic foot ulcers, atypical ulcers, burns, moisture associated skin damage, and other integumentary issues. Extensive workshops enable you to get hands-on practice with wound cleansing, dressings, sharp debridement, maggot debridement therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and more. Special focus is given to the treatment of VLUs and phlebolymphedema, with ample hands-on training in the application of Unna Boots and 2-layer compression systems. All supplies are provided and you will also leave with a goodie bag of wound dressing samples.
No other certification course on the market offers such breadth of hands-on workshops, coupled with robust didactic learning, making this certification one of the most informative and fun to attend!
ILWTI is the only school providing dual lymphedema & advanced wound care certification with extensive accreditations!
ILWTI is an American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider, and this course is fully accredited and pre-approved for Occupational Therapy/OTA licensure renewal in all 50 states. ILWTI is a State Board Approved Provider of CE for PT/PTAs, OT/OTAs, and Nurses in Florida, and an Approved PT CE Provider in Texas. This course is accredited through an extensive vetting process by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, and various other applicable PT State Boards.
Accreditation through your Professional Organizations and State Boards is important to us, and validates the level of excellence and depth of medical content within our training programs!
Advanced Education. For licensed medical professionals: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, MD, DO, DPM, PA, NP, or RN. Licensed medical professionals who treat patients with edema, lymphedema, and/or chronic wounds will benefit most from this activity. This course is useful and pertinent for geriatric healthcare, home health care, short-term and long-term care, treatment in wound or lymphedema centers, rehab departments or hospitals, and other applicable practice settings.
On-line training includes digital course books, clinical tools, reading, video, PPTs. Live training includes hard copies of clinical tools, course binder/”toolbox”, supplies, samples, and ample hands-on workshops. Our Instructor to Student ratio is usually 1:10 maximum during labs to ensure you get individualized, hands-on training.
Active PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, MD, DO, DPM, PA, NP, or RN license is a pre-requisite for this course. MTs please see our CLT & MLD Certification courses customized for your profession. All others - If you would like to audit this course, without certification, please see "Associate" option.
On-line pre-course work must be completed prior to the live training: 62.5 On-line CE hrs, completed at your own pace. A 12-week lead-time is recommended.
This 9 Day CLWT course satisfies the 135hrs of CDT training required by the Lymphology Association of North America to apply to sit for the CLT-LANA exam.
Join the movement! CDT in the context of rehabilitation can improve recovery times after surgery or trauma, heal chronic wounds faster, and reverse the disability associated with even the most severe presentations of lymphedema. We now know that all edema is on the lymphedema continuum and rehab is key! Don't get trained in old techniques and paradigms. The Certified Lymphedema & Wound Therapist (CLWT) training course is the first of its kind, integrating edema, lymphedema, wound management and rehabilitation from day one. This course is for licensed PT/PTA/OT/COTA and other rehabilitation specialists who want to advance their practice. Medically focused on comprehensive patient management in the presence of multiple co-morbidities, this course prepares you to manage even the most complex patients.
Not a licensed medical professional but want to audit the course? Do you work in Industry, Ancillary Health Professions, Insurance, Other? This option is for you!
This option is geared for ancillary health professionals, industry representatives, or others that would like to audit the training for educational enrichment but it is not within their scope of practice to evaluate and treat patients or execute certain skills learned in this course. You will be encouraged to observe and actively participate in all workshops, will be required to complete all on-line training, take all quizzes, and attend the duration of the live training. However, you will not be required to pass final exams or demonstrate proficiency in practicum testing. After completing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance - Associate CLWT, recognizing your commitment to elevating the care of individuals with edema, lymphedema, and wounds.