Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Assessment and Management of Lymphoedema in the Community

This short programme aims to provide registered nurses and midwives with evidenced informed knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage lymphoedema in the community.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of how to assess and manage lymphoedema in the community.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to the assessment and management of lymphoedema in the community.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and its functions.
  • Complete a holistic, clinical assessment of a client with lymphoedema.
  • Critically discuss the four cornerstones of lymphoedema treatment, namely manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, skin care and exercise.
  • Critically discuss the role of evidence informed patient education re lymphoedema self-management.
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