Welcome to 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.
Recently released special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology dedicated to Lymphedema that features an introductory forward written by renown actress and lymphedema advocate Kathy Bates, and features publications that explore issues such as lymphedema related to gynecological cancers, factors associated with self-care for lymphedema management, and new emerging technologies like Low Level Light Laser Therapy for lymphedema treatment.
The press release can be found here: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/wkh-lac010418.php
Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of cancer-related lymphedema are presented in the January special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Congratulations to Evelyn Qin, MD/MPH Candidate who received the New Investigator award sponsored by LANA® at the 2017 NLN conference. Her topic: Bioimpedance Spectroscopy: How Well Does It Diagnose Lymphedema. Ms. Quin is at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She is interested in a PM&R residency.
Congratulations to Pamela Ostby, PhD, RN, OCN, CLT who received the Career Investigator Award sponsored by LANA® at the 2017 NLN Conference. Her topic: The Effectiveness of an Interactive Theater Intervention Improving Patient Adherence to Self-Management of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (Mixed-methods randomized study). Dr. Ostby is a Research Specialist, at the University of Missouri.
LANA is Going Green! This year, the LANA's 2017 Directory will only be sent to CLT-LANA therapists who request a copy. Printed LANA Directories will continue to be sent to Breast Centers, Conferences, and Physicians.
The LANA Directory is a great marketing tool for you! Make sure your information is correct on-line in order to have it correct in the printed and on-line versions. Visit your account at www.clt-lana.org and make any updates needed. Remember to update your photo and bio as well.
All changes to your listing must be completed by July 15, 2017 to be included in the 2017 LANA Directory.
If you wish to order a printed 2017 Directory of LANA Certified Therapists for yourself, please email email@example.com with your name, home address, LANA certificate number and phone number.
Note: LANA will only send directories to home addresses.
Are you aware that LANA has Board Members who serve as your Regional Liaisons? Regional Liaisons are your window to LANA and are available to help you if you have questions or are looking for a LANA therapist in your area. Here is a breakdown of the regions the liaisons cover.
- Northeast is Wilma Morgan-Hazelwood, OTR/L: firstname.lastname@example.org (DC, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, NJ, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV).
- Southeast is Margaret Secrest, PT: email@example.com (GA, NC, TN, FL, AL, SC, KY, Puerto Rico).
- Midwest is Katherine Jackson, OT: firstname.lastname@example.org (WI, OH, NE, KS, MN, MI, IN, IL, IA, MO).
- Southwest is Louisa Boyd, OT: email@example.com (TX, LA, MS, NM, AR, OK, MEXICO).
- Northwest is (vacant/seeking applicants): firstname.lastname@example.org, (WA,OR, MT, ID, ND, SD, WY, AK),
- West is Phyllis Harr, PT: email@example.com (NV, CA, CO, UT, AZ, HI).
- Canada is Edith Mulhall, RN: firstname.lastname@example.org (All of Canada)
LANA® Board of Director applications are due June 1, 2017. Applications are available on the website under "LANA Member Opportunities". For more information contact Katina Kirby at email@example.com.
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.