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Lymphedema in Georgia Medical, Nursing and Therapy Schools

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:19 pm
by patoco
Training on Lymphedema Georgia Medical, Nursing and Therapy Schools

Status: 02/09/06 House Committee Favorable Reported

House Resolution 1056
By: Representatives Buckner of the 130th, Walker of the 107th, and
Mosley of the 178th

A RESOLUTION

Urging the medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
and other health related schools in this state to include training
on lymphedema prevention and treatment in the required curriculum;
and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization cites lymphedema as the
second leading cause of disability in the world; and

WHEREAS, lymphedema is the swelling in the body resulting from an
accumulation of fluid in the tissue caused through a genetic
condition or by a disruption in the lymphatic systemìs ability to
clean and filter lymph fluid in the body; and

WHEREAS, lymphedema can occur at any time in a personìs life after an
initial injury to the lymphatic system and if it is not treated
properly, it can progress and cause a high risk of infection, can
result in expensive hospitalizations and antibiotic treatments, and
can cause disabling or even fatal conditions; and

WHEREAS, lymphedema is a chronic condition requiring lifelong
management, and proper treatment can increase the patientìs quality
of life; and

WHEREAS, increased awareness and knowledge of lymphedema by trained medical personnel can help minimize the effects of the condition and improve the quality of life of the patients.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that:

all medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and
other health related schools in this state are strongly urged to
include training on lymphedema prevention and treatment in the
required curriculum.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of
Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit appropriate
copies of this resolution to the medical, nursing, occupational
therapy, physical therapy, and other health related schools in this
state.

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For further information and to participate in our Georgia legislative movement visit:

Lighthouse Lymphedema Network

http://www.lymphedemalighthouse.org/

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Endorsed and Supported by

Lymphedema People

http://www.lymphedemapeople.com