What education and learning resources do medical practitioners and lymphoedema therapists need to treat children and young people with lymphoedema?

Our research shows that lymphoedema practitioners and medical practitioners in many parts of the world have found treating children and young people with lymphoedema (CYPwL) very challenging. Very few countries have specific guidelines and there are very few opportunities to attend specific training in treating paediatric lymphoedema.  

A new survey gives health prefessionals the opportunity to share with us their views regarding what education and learning resources would be useful in preparation for treating children and young people with lymphoedema.

We hope that the findings from this project can inform future developments by lymphoedema programme educators, academic organisations and corporate partners who do so much to support our specialism. 

This project is a collaboration between Lymphoedema Wales, the ILF, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (USA), Prof. Dr Pinar Borman (Turkey) and the Children’s Lymphoedema Special Interest Group (CLSIG , UK). 

The survey is available in five languages:
English – >  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYPEDNEED
French -> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYPFRANCAIS 
Spanish -> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYPSPAIN
Turkish -> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LCGTURKCYP
Welsh -> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYPPPILCYM

For details of funding and R&D ethics approval, or any other questions about the project, please contact Dr Rhian Noble-Jones rhian.noble-jones@wales.nhs.uk.

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