AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, PEARS, ACLS EP, PHTLS and Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casting and Splinting Workshop
Casting and Splinting Course Description
Welcome to Saving American Hearts, Inc. Casting and Splinting Workshop!
This course is designed for ER techs and nurses, Orthopedic Technologists, Athletic Trainers, Medical Assistants, and Physician Assistants, EMTs and Paramedics.
In this course you will learn hands on training to apply various splints and casts on each other, and if we are able to work it out, we'll also be including several different traction applications. We are currently shopping for those supplies and hope to be able to get them all together so it can be included.
It is recommended that you attend this meeting wearing suitable loose fitting clothing (i.e. T-shirts, tank tops and shorts or scrubs) to allow you to practice examination and application techniques in a supervised setting.
This course does not provide any continuing education credits at this time, but we are working towards it. You will get a certificate that you have completed the workshop, but this will not certify you to perform casting and splinting if it is outside your scope of practice. We will provide competencies for you to keep and give to your employer, in hopes that they will write a policy allowing you to cast and splint with the documented competencies.
Even in the practice settings where more complex fractures need consultation, leaning the techniques of applying casts and splints can assist the practitioner in managing many musculoskeletal injuries.
The most common fractures seen in the office setting are reviewed and there is ample opportunity to apply each of the casts appropriately in the care of these injuries.
More than 75% of this course involves interactive sessions.
By the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to:
• Recognize indications for various types of cast/splint treatment
• Demonstrate proper casting technique for application and removal of upper and lower extremity casts and splits (achieved through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice)
• Explain the anatomy and function of the various joints
• Identify casting and splinting complications and their possible solutions
• Practice specific clinical tests to evaluate each joint
• Describe multiple traumatic joint injuries including dislocations and fractures
• Assess and practice time-of-injury management and initial office management of fractures
• List the skills for application and removal of splints and casts
• Practice applying the different types of splints and casts taught in the course in a supervised setting
• Describe cast and splint management and problems that occur with fracture care
• Explain how to identify and manage common pediatric fractures
• Apply a proper splint for upper and lower extremity fractures
• Prevent pressure sores and break-down of soft tissue when applying a splint or cast
• Know which type of splint or cast is appropriate for each type of fracture
• Understand proper casting techniques
• Remove a cast without harming or burning the soft tissues
Casts and Splints will consist of:
• Basic Casting & Splinting
• Demonstration of Upper Extremity Casting & Splinting
• Upper Extremity
• Short Arm Cast
• Short Arm Thumb Spica
• Short Arm Volar Splint
• Short Arm Thumb Spica Splint
• Sugar Tong Splint
• Thumb Gutter Splint
• Colles' Wrist Fracture Cast
• Boxer's Cast
• Hands-on Upper Extremity
• Vietnam Sling
• Demonstration of Lower Extremity Casting & Splinting
• Lower Extremity
• Short Leg Cast
• Long Leg Cylinder
• Posterior Stirrup Splinting
• Hands-on Lower Extremity
• Cast Complications
• Demonstration of Intermediate & Advanced Casting & Splinting Applications
• Upper & Lower Extremity Applications
• Muenster Cast
• Boxers Cast and Radial/Ulnar Gutter Splints
If you have any questions about the course, please email or call Catherine Brinkley RN at (719) 551-1222 or email@example.com
Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222
Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918