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USA-South African partnership for lymphoedema education

Cheryl Nikodem, Jane Armer, Nicole Stout, Steve Norton, Vickie Parker
14 February 2014

<p>Curricula for providing lymphoedema education varies internationally. The Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) has established curriculum criteria (135 hours), accepted as the standard model across the United States (US). This educational mode was successfully introduced in the Western Cape, South Africa (SA) in an inaugural course in 2008. This report outlines the necessary resources and preparation, the cultural experiences and challenges, and the mechanisms for training and ongoing support central to the success of this programme.</p>

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