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The ALERT Learning Modules are presented on the ASBD website through a collaboration between the Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment (ALERT) Program, Macquarie University, Impedimed and the Australasian Society for Breast Disease Ltd (ASBD).
The inclusion of the Lymphoedema Monitoring and Early Intervention after Breast Cancer Learning Modules on the ASBD website, and the ability to provide them free to members is made possible by an educational grant from Impedimed.
This course requires you to complete five modules, followed by a final quiz. The estimated total completion time is 2.5 - 3.0 hours. An outline of each module is provided below.
1. Introduction to lymphoedema
In this module we will explore the characteristics of lymphoedema, how it is classified, how it impacts patients and the evidence-based risk factors for the development of breast cancer related lymphoedema.
This module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
2. Lymphatic physiology
In this module we will explore lymphatic physiology for breast cancer related lymphoedema.
This module will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
3. Lymphatic anatomy
In this module we will explore lymphatic anatomy for breast cancer related lymphoedema.
This module will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
4. Assessment & treatment
In this module we will explore assessment and treatment strategies under a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care for breast cancer related lymphoedema.
This module will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
5. Case studies
In a series of case studies we explore early intervention treatment strategies for breast cancer related lymphoedema.
This module will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
This final quiz includes a combination of multiple-choice and true or false questions.
This quiz will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
It is recommended to revisit this quiz every 2 years to ensure you are staying current with this topic.
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