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Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Learning objectives
The lymphatic system
The physiological causes of oedema
Types of lymphoedema and their development
Diagnosing lymphoedema
Conclusion
Risk factors for the development of lymphoedema
Educational needs
Precautions to minimise the risk of lymphoedema
Sources of education and advice
Stages in the development of secondary lymphoedema
Clinical features
Measuring lymphoedema
Principles of assessment
Principles of assessment applied to patients with lymphoedema
The role of the health-care professional in assessment
Physiology and function of the skin
Healthy skin
The effect of lymphoedema upon the skin
Caring for the skin
Common skin problems
Complex skin problems
Acute inflammatory episodes
The physiological effects of exercise
The psychological effects of exercise
Movement, function and exercise in lymphoedema
Muscular activity
Exercise advice for patients
The effect of vigorous activity and exercise
Limb elevation
Simple arm and shoulder exercises
Simple leg exercises
Manual lymphatic drainage
Simple lymphatic drainage (SLD)
The two phases of lymphoedema management
The physiological effects of compression therapy
Contraindications for compression therapy
The principles of compression therapy
Compression garments
Compression bandages
CircAid
Drug treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen
Kinesiotaping
Low-level laser therapy
Pneumatic compression pumps
Reid sleeve
Surgical treatment of lymphoedema
Lymphoedema as a chronic condition
The impact of lymphoedema
The influence of lymphoedema
Adapting to lymphoedema
Chronic lymphoedema
Compression therapy complications
Impaired function
Lymphorrhoea
Malignant disease
Pain
Psychological morbidity
Breast, genital and truncal oedema
Venous complications
Glossary of Terms
Useful Addresses and Websites
Further Reading
Index
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Lymphoedema Care

Lymphoedema Care

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Lymphoedema is managed most successfully when advice and treatment are provided at an early stage of its development. This book provides all the necessary knowledge and the skills required to identify risk factors for the development of the disease and to equip the health care professional in providing the best advice to the patient.

As well as examining the physical signs and symptoms of lymphoedema, the book explores the different types of lymphoedema and reasons for its development. It includes a framework for the assessment of the person with lymphoedema, addresses skin care, compression, and the role of exercise and movement in lymphoedema management. It also examines potential complications of the condition and possible effects upon a patient's lifestyle.

Lymphoedema Care is an invaluable resource for students, nurses and other health professionals wishing to understand more about lymphoedema.

* Promotes care of the 'at risk' limb in order to minimise problematic swelling
* Enables nurses to identify complications and recognise the need for referral
* Includes case studies
Lymphoedema is managed most successfully when advice and treatment are provided at an early stage of its development. This book provides all the necessary knowledge and the skills required to identify risk factors for the development of the disease and to equip the health care professional in providing the best advice to the patient.

As well as examining the physical signs and symptoms of lymphoedema, the book explores the different types of lymphoedema and reasons for its development. It includes a framework for the assessment of the person with lymphoedema, addresses skin care, compression, and the role of exercise and movement in lymphoedema management. It also examines potential complications of the condition and possible effects upon a patient's lifestyle.

Lymphoedema Care is an invaluable resource for students, nurses and other health professionals wishing to understand more about lymphoedema.

* Promotes care of the 'at risk' limb in order to minimise problematic swelling
* Enables nurses to identify complications and recognise the need for referral
* Includes case studies

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