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Casting and Splinting Workshop

Casting and Splinting Workshop
Casting and Splinting Workshop
Casting and Splinting Workshop (INCLUDES PDF E-Book): 

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.

Learning Objectives

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 admin@savingamericanhearts.com

http://www.savingamericanhearts.com Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 admin@savingamericanhearts.com