This course includes S.T.R.I.D.E.™ Professional Guide to Compression Garment Selection authored by ILWTI experts Robyn Bjork and Suzie Ehmann and published as a Supplement to Journal of Wound Care.
Dive into the engineering and construction of various types of medical compression garments to help you understand why one garment may fail and the other succeed in managing edema, even when they have the same dosage. Expand your compression options with a variety of garments that can be used for edema reduction and maintenance.
After completing this course, you can confidently select the best compression garments for your patient to boost compliance and compression success.
Precourse: 6 Hours S.T.R.I.D.E precourse work
(must be completed before
(6 Hrs CE credit)
Live teletraining Course:
(8 Hrs CE credit)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Licensed professionals, Fitters who will be fitting patients with various compression
garments used for edema, lymphedema, and/or chronic wounds.
Certified Orthotist, Certified Prosthetist, Pedorthist,
Certified Orthotic Fitter, Certified Mastectomy Fitter, Certified DME Specialist
Minimum of 6 months experience as a Fitter
Completion of all on-line pre-coursework and a
cumulative score of 70% or higher on the quiz is required for CFCS
Certification. Attendance of entire live course, participation in group
activities and a passing grade on practicums are required for CFCS
*Should you have special needs
requests to successfully complete your training, please contact us.
Advanced Education. Specialized training for licensed health care professionals.
This course is approved for 14 hrs of CE credit through the Board of
Speakers/Authors: This course was developed by ILWTI
Director of Compression Education, Suzie Ehmann in conjunction with ILWTI
CEO Brandy McKeown. The course is taught by qualified ILWTI Instructors. Please
go to "INSTRUCTORS" page to access credentials and bios.
1. Differential diagnosis of edema/lymphedema etiologies
2. Explain the principles of compression science
a. impact of compression on hemodynamics
b. impact on integument restoration
c. precautions and contra-intications of compression
3. Utilizing S.T.R.I.D.E.™ to guide clinical
assessment and compression textile selection
4. Learners will know how to assess a client's clinical
presentation and match compression textile.
5. Learners will know
how to modify compression applications to match a client's physical needs.
On-line training includes reading, videos, and PPT
slides. Live teletraining includes review lectures, group activities and
practicums. Digital course materials with access to Alumni Portal included.
On-line pre-course work must be completed prior to the
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