Announcement Regarding Virtual Lymphedema Training

In this unprecedented era of Covid/19 we have all been challenged.

LANA has have received communications from many of training programs describing their innovative approaches to providing training in the time of social distancing.

In response to these necessary adjustments to providing training for Lymphedema therapists, LANA has commissioned a job analysis survey through Prometric/SMT. In this survey we hope to answer fundamental questions regarding the current essentials of Lymphology and needs of our lymphedema therapists in providing care to patients.

Our intention in proceeding with this extremely expensive and complicated venture is to communicate closely with our training program colleagues and help guide curriculum and delivery of coursework in the future. Unfortunately, we have not yet completed this job analysis survey and indeed it will not be completed until January or February 2021. In the meantime, our original criteria for LANA examination eligibility remains in place. Namely we continue to require 135 hours of training with 1/3 study and book learning 2/3 or 90 hours of hands-on training.