This course reviews the world of dynamic splint fabrication and application via an examination of the methods associated with fabricating and/or implementing dynamic elbow splints to manage a client’s elbow and forearm-based range of motion, support, and joint protection needs. Custom and pre-fabricated designs are discussed and compared.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Dynamic Splinting Series: Splinting for Elbow and Wrist Function" course 4057, which is offered for 4 CEUs.
Course created on March 12, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the anatomical characteristics of a client who presents with a need for a static elbow splint as compared to a static-progressive or dynamic elbow splint.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify methods of fabricating and/or implementing a dynamic elbow or forearm splint to increase elbow flexion, extension, or forearm supination and pronation.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the advantages of implementing pre-fabricated dynamic elbow orthotics when medically appropriate.
|5-20 Minutes||Dynamic elbow and forearm splints to improve range of motion|
|20-35 Minutes||Dynamic elbow and forearm splints to limit the range of motion|
|35-45 Minutes||Cutting edge methods to dynamic elbow and forearm splint fabrication (3D printing, etc.)|
|45-55 Minutes||Pre-fabricated dynamic splinting methods and options.|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
OTD OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Dr. Kirsten Davin is a veteran Occupational Therapist of nearly 20 years, with extensive experience in a variety of practice settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, intensive care, and the Central Illinois Regional Burn Center. Since initially obtaining her bachelor’s in occupational therapy in 2001, followed by her post-professional OT Doctorate (OTD) in 2007, Kirsten has served not only as a clinician but also in the role of a clinical consultant specializing in product design and development. Kirsten has fabricated hundreds of splints within her acute care and clinical consulting career, many of which were custom fabricated and individually designed on a case-by-case basis. Her splinting experience ranges from a standard safe position and resting hand splints to highly intricate dynamic splints for the hand, wrist, lower extremities, and cervical spine, incorporating all varieties of materials and splinting medium.
For more than a decade, she has been best known for her live, national speaking tours, which to date have reached over 20,000 therapists in 46 states. She has conducted thousands of educational events on the topics of seating/positioning, assistive technology, work-life balance, acute care/ICU rehabilitation, splint fabrication, orthotic application, and more. Dr. Davin is an engaging speaker who strives to make learning fun.
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