Acute Care Splinting

Fairview employees and Public

Audience: O.T.R./.L., P.T.

Course level: Beginner/Intermediate

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Check-In Time(s): 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Class Time(s): 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Fairview Riverside Park Plaza Building, Park Plaza Auditorium
Contact Hours: 3.0

Speaker: Wayne Zerr, M.S., O.T.R./.L. has worked as a Fairview Hand Therapist for the past three years as well as an acute care Occupational Therapist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center for the past two years. Wayne has also spent six months working in acute care at the Regions Burn Center. He has focused on both protective and preventative hand splinting in the acute care setting.

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to help Occupational Therapists increase their comfort for using splinting as a treatment modality in the acute care setting. Participants will engage in hands on experience making safe position (intrinsic plus) and wrist cock-up splints.

Course Objectives:

  • Increase their comfort creating custom splint patterns on patients.
  • Learn the technical skills to create a splint using low temperature thermoplastic splinting materials
  • Understand the anatomical/functional indications for employing wrist cock-up and safe position splints
  • Increase skills in creating a wearing schedule for splints
  • Increase skills in educating P.T.s and other caregivers in splint wearing precautions
  • Increase overall comfort and confidence during the splint making and education process

Course Agenda:
5:00-5:30 p.m.       Intro to course and splints being made
5:30-5:45 p.m.       Wrist cock-up demo
5:45-6:45 p.m.       Splint making session #1
6:45-7:00 p.m.       Safe position splint demo
7:00-8:00 p.m.       Splint making session #2, Questions, Evaluation

This course is eligible for AOTA Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course has been approved for Category 1 credit from the MN Board of PT for 3.0 contact hours. Course approval number 4085.

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