American Lymphedema Framework Project Receives Sigma Theta Tau Award

Dr. Jane Armer and members of the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) steering committee were honored with the Research Dissemination Award at the Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention October 29, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This award recognizes excellence in improving and disseminating evidence-based practice research. The American Lymphedema Framework Project was founded in 2008…


Dr. Jane Armer and members of the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) steering committee were honored with the Research Dissemination Award at the Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention October 29, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This award recognizes excellence in improving and disseminating evidence-based practice research.

The American Lymphedema Framework Project was founded in 2008 as the first invited national framework of the International Lymphedema Framework with the mission to improve management of lymphedema in the United States, while contributing to global international advancement. Through a continued partnership of patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, industry representatives, third-party payers, and advocates, the ALFP has established a leadership role in risk-reduction, treatment, education, and research of lymphedema management. ALFP teams published 10 systematic reviews examining levels of evidence for practice. Aggregation of clinical and research data through informatics infrastructures such as the ALFP minimum data set support development of practice-based evidence to guide lymphedema best practices. Innovations such as development and refinement of mobile devices for limb volume measurement and resource retrieval (“Look4LE”) promise to improve management for persons with and at risk of lymphedema. The ALFP has made a major contribution toward moving the lymphedema field forward.

For more information about ALFP, visit https://www.alfp.org/ or follow them on Facebook or twitter @ALFP_org.


Related posts

tshirt 940x529

Homecoming Activities


Join us for Homecoming activities including an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

7

2022 May Commencement


Join us May 13 for our spring commencement celebration.

NB Nurse Photo Blog 220406

Early detection warnings can reduce medical emergencies


April 5, 2022 Written by: Brian Consiglio, 573-882-9144, consigliob@missouri.edu Original story posted on showme.missouri.edu. For critical care nurses, identifying declines in patient condition as soon as possible can help improve the quality of care delivered and reduce medical emergencies. Now, Eydie Tipton, a doctoral student at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and nurse researcher at…