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Head and Neck Lymphedema: Evaluation and Treatment (WEB19073)

Presenter(s): Christine E. Porsche, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT
Course Description

Head and neck lymphedema is too often under-recognized and inadequately managed. This session discusses the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system; examines the etiologies behind head and neck lymphedema following head and neck cancer treatment; and explains strategies for identifying, evaluating, and treating patients with head and neck lymphedema. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • identify head and neck lymphedema
  • implement a basic evaluation for head and neck lymphedema
  • determine the best referral patterns for helping patients with head and neck lymphedema

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Cancer Care: Enhancing Communication, Swallowing, and Quality of Life" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19073
Available Through: March 20, 2024