The lymphatic system is a major part of the human body's immune system, comprising of a network of conduits of nodes, ducts and vessels that produce and transport a fluid called lymph from tissues to the bloodstream. This course provides an overview of the lymphatic system including a discussion of the major diseases that can affect it. Identify and explain the three parts and three principal functions of the lymphatic system. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the organs that make up the lymphatic system; 2. Describe how lymph moves through the body and the organization of lymph drainage; 3. Describe the two types of lymphatic vessels; 4. Discuss the major cancers, infections and other diseases of the lymphatic system. Continuing education:1.0 Scientific (S) PCEs by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) will be granted to those certified in the disciplines of: Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians, Orthotic Fitters, Prosthetists, Prosthetic Assistants, Prosthetic Technicians, Mastectomy Fitters, Pedorthists and Therapeutic Shoe Fitters; 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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