The static splinting 4-course series consists of an overview of the history of splint fabrication, the advances in the splinting and orthotics arena, and an anatomical review of key structures and landmarks. A detailed demonstration of wrist orthotics is presented as well as radial gutter/thumb spica splints, dorsal and volar wrist cock-ups, functional position with an intrinsic plus modification option, hand-based thumb spica, finger gutter and MP joint blocking splints. The application and use of a spring finger extension splint, oval 8 splints as well as static progressive finger flexion and extension splints are included.Finally, the fabrication of a footplate for external fixator application, the application of lower extremity splints and orthotics as well as splinting considerations for specific diagnoses including burn injury occurs in part 4.
Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #4018, #4020, #4022, and #4024
Course created on April 1, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DC/4.0; DE/4.0; FL/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; LA/4.0; MA/4.0; MD/0.4; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MN/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NY/4.0; OH/4.0; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SC/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WY/4.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the history of splinting, including two (2) factors that contributed to the advancement of splinting techniques.
- After this course, participants will be able to list five (5) anatomical landmarks used in fabricating upper extremity splints, one or more issues related to inaccurate use of that landmark, and any additional contributing factors
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three (3) characteristics of splinting materials and state how these characteristics may be utilized in the decision-making process as related to the splint fabrication process.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two steps involved in the fabrication of hand and wrist splints discussed in this series.
- After this course, participants will be able to, via the use of a case study, list at least two client clinical presentations that determine the appropriateness of lower extremity splint/orthotic application, and determine the most effective type of orthotic to implement for all patient populations
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three key components to include in the education of the patient as related to splint and orthotic wear, care, fit, and function
|0-60 Minutes||Successful Static Splinting: Foundations, Part 1|
|60-120 Minutes||Successful Static Splinting: Forearm Based Splint Fabrication, Part 2|
|120-180 Minutes||Successful Static Splinting: Hand Based Splint Fabrication, Part 3|
|180-240 Minutes||Successful Static Splinting: Fabrication for Specific Diagnoses, Part 4|
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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