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Business addresses must be updated by February 11th in order to be accurate in the printed Directory of LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapists.
To update: Log into your account under the member login tab and click on account settings and update. You will need your user ID and password to update. Make sure to press SAVE when you have finished so that your information is recorded.
Patients, physicians, and insurance companies use the Find a Therapist feature on the website and the printed directory to find you. Do NOT let this opportunity pass!
If you need further assistance contact the LANA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eligible to register in 2019 to take the LANA examination. This reduction will
offer the exam for $215* instead of the current price of $430. Please help LANA
share this opportunity with your colleagues.
LANA’s Newly-Elected Officers for the 2018-2019
President: Joseph Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
Vice President: Dr. Paula Stewart, MD, CLT-LANA
Secretary: Katherine Jackson, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Treasurer: Kathy Weatherly, OTR, CLT-LANA
Newly-Elected Board of Directors
Julie Hunley, PhD, OT and Karen Rushby, PT, MScHa,
Re-elected and Returning Board of Directors
Jane Armer, PhD, RN, FAAN, CLT, Marcia Beck, ACNS-BC CLT-LANA, Louisa Boyd,
OTR/L, CLT-LANA, Betsy Campione, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, Joe Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA, Mei
R. Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, Phyllis Harr, PT, CLT-LANA, Karen Hock, MS, PT,
CLT-LANA, Nancy Hutchison, MD, CLT-LANA, Katherine Jackson, MHS, OTR/L,
CLT-LANA, Deborah Kelly, PT, DPT, MSEd, CLT-LANA, Katina Kirby, MS, OTR/L,
CLT-LANA, Bonnie Lasinski, MA, PT, CLT-LANA, Adie MacKenzie PTA, LMT, CLT-LANA,
Wilma Morgan-Hazelwood, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, Edith Mulhall, RN, RMT, CLT-LANA, Margaret
Secrest, PT, CLT-LANA, Kathy Weatherly, OTR, CLT-LANA, and Kathryn McKillip,
Thrift, BS, CLT-LANA
The LANA Board of Directors congratulates and supports ALL candidates who have passed the certification examination. The board values ALL members of LANA and their contributions to their communities and to their patients. Our recent American National Standards accreditation and the recognition that our status has achieved is valuable. The CLT-LANA certification held by certified therapists is valid and is important, as well as being relevant clinically, academically and professionally.
The LANA Board of Directors is not promoting nor encouraging LANA members to seek recertification earlier than necessary. However, anyone who has current CLT-LANA certification who would like to re-certify early in order to have a certificate that states the new accreditation status, may do so by meeting the same criteria that would be needed for recertification at their regular time. Early recertification will start a new time clock for applicants who choose this route, i.e. the therapist will need to renew their certification 6 years from the date of the recertification.
LANA® has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for the CLT-LANA® credentialing program. ANSI is based in Washington, DC and was founded in 1918 to facilitate the development of standards and conformity assessment systems in the United States. ANSI adheres to a rigorous internationally recognized ISO/IEC 17011 standard for accreditation bodies, this accreditation process ensures that the organization conforms to the highest accreditation standard and represents the best practices in accreditation. ANSI is the US ambassador to the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and accredits organizations in the US and globally to meet internationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. ANSI accreditation has become the hallmark of a quality certification program. ANSI accreditation is good for a 5-year period and LANA will be subject to on-going demonstration of continuous improvements under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard.
In Response to Inquiries About Starling's Principle of Fluid Exchange.
LANA® is aware that for the past two decades there has been a rethinking of Starling’s Principle. Because most references and textbooks continue to use the traditional understanding, for now Starling’s related exam questions will focus only on the traditional Starling’s forces and safety factors and their effect on fluid balance in the tissues. Exam candidates will not be required to distinguish between “traditional” Starling’s and the more recent interpretation.
For individuals who are interested in understanding the newer interpretation of the Starling’s Principle, the following readings are recommended. Be aware that the content of these readings is not currently the focus of exam questions.
1. Diseases of the Lymphatics. Browse, Burnand, and Mortimer eds, 2003 by CRC Press, Chapter 3
2. Levick JR: Revision of the Starling principle: new views of tissue fluid balance. J Physiol 557(3) (2004) p. 704. 2004.
3. Levick JR, Michel CC: Microvascular fluid exchange and the revised Starling principle. Cardiovascular Research 87(2):198-210. 2010
4. Mortimer PS, Rockson SG: New developments in clinical aspects of lymphatic disease. J. of Clinical Investigation 124(3):915-921. 2014.
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