The Who, What, When, Why, and Which of Compression
Section: Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management
Co-Section: Oncology Section
Session Code: CE-2A-5973
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Liberty Salon N
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
Compression is a beneficial or even necessary aspect of care for many types of patients, from preventing deep vein thrombosis or post-thrombotic syndrome to managing lymphedema and venous insufficiency. Compression is possible through several delivery systems—wraps, garments, or pumps—and at many possible forms and strengths. Therefore, it can be confusing or overwhelming for a PT to determine which form of compression may be most appropriate for a specific patient. In this session, the speaker will review the different types of compression available, describe which forms are most appropriate for each condition, and present what is known about comparative effectiveness to help the clinician develop a compression plan to meet a patient's needs.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe the types of conditions best treated by each form of compression.
2. Discuss the pros and cons of different types of compression to support venous return.
3. Develop a compression plan for a patient.
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