Types of pre-cut, pre-formed and sheet-based splint fabrication techniques are explored as well as instruction on the fabrication of a foot plate for external fixator application, the application of lower extremity splints and orthotics as well as splinting considerations for specific diagnoses including burn injury. A focus on creative splinting techniques is emphasized. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Static Splinting Series" course 4063, which is offered for 4 CEUs.
Course created on August 28, 2020
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; 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 at least two benefits of, and possible limitations to, splint application with critically ill patients.
- 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.
- 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.
|5-15 Minutes||Overview of thermoplastics characteristics applicable to splinting various parts of the anatomy and corresponding diagnoses|
|15-25 Minutes||Splint application to prevent foot drop|
|25-35 Minutes||Splint application to address amputation|
|35-45 Minutes||Splinting in response to burn injury|
|45-55 Minutes||Educating the client on splint wear, care, fit and function.|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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OTD OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Dr. Kirsten N. Davin is a veteran Occupational Therapist of nearly 20 years, with extensive experience in a variety of practice areas including inpatient, acute care and intensive care units, as well as the Central Illinois Regional Burn Center. Since initially obtaining her occupational therapy degree in 2001, followed by her OT Doctoral degree (OTD) in 2007, Dr. Davin has routinely worked in the acute care realm. Through her experience with clients who have experienced burn injury, she has acquired extensive knowledge in splint fabrication and application. Kirsten has fabricated hundreds of splints within her acute care career, many of which were custom fabricated individually designed on a case-by-case basis. Her splinting experience ranges from a standard safe position and resting hand splints to highly intricate custom fabricated splints for the hand, wrist, lower extremities, and cervical spine, incorporating all varieties of materials and splinting medium.
For the last 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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