This 2 hr recorded audio program is focused on practice with case questions for the WCS test. The program also covers the overall purpose of WCS and the type of thinking you must have to pass. A case question (OAB) is dissected to explain how you can read questions on the exam. Most of the recording is devoted to discussion of 12 questions on pelvic PT, ortho / OB, lymphedema / breast.
- 2 hr audio recording
- 4 page introduction to the test with links to some resources./li>
- One page dissection of a case question/li>
- 12 case questions with answers (7 pages)/li>
“Questions (items) are designed to test synthesis and analysis levels of cognitive skills, as well as content knowledge. The exam is composed of objective multiple-choice questions with 4 or 5 answer choices. The questions either stand alone or are part of a series that relates to a presented case study. The questions are in clinical vignette format. Multi-media images and video are used on the examination.”
Your pt. would like to continue with MLD for her R UE lymphedema; however, she has carpal tunnel in her L wrist causing pain during self-MLD longer than 5 min. A reasonable alternative home program to stimulate the lymphatic system is?
a. CircAid compression – to maintain circumference
b. Flexitouch at 15 mm Hg – correct due to chest piece it mimics MLD
c. Jobst compression pump at 30 mm Hg – only arm piece starting at hand and working up, not like MLD
d. Laser low-level light used to break up scar and hard swelling
“The program (How to read and answer questions on the WCS exam) was helpful and I’m glad I
did it. What really stuck out was reading lit reviews or analysis to text books instead of just