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Dynamic Splinting: Building the Foundation for Success, Part 1

Course: #5044Level: Intermediate1 Hour 885 Reviews

Following a brief anatomical review of hand structures in order to ensure understanding of the theory, purpose, and methods behind many dynamic splint designs, Dr. Davin offers a comparison of the qualities of static splinting as compared to dynamic splinting. An overview of various dynamic splinting options is introduced and serves to build foundational knowledge as it relates to dynamic splinting in preparation for upcoming courses within this series.

This course is also part of our Hand Therapy Review Series. This content would fall under the "Upper Extremity Fundamentals" topic area for the CHT examination.

Course created on March 5, 2021

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 01731; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-774597; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list three (3) anatomical landmarks used in the process of fabricating upper extremity dynamic splints.
  • checkmarkAfter 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 dynamic splint fabrication process.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize the relationship between static and dynamic splint design and the need for appropriate design and application of each.


0-5 Minutes Course introduction
5-20 Minutes Anatomical review of the hand & wrist
20-35 Minutes Definition of and comparison between static splinting, serial casting, and dynamic splinting.
35-45 Minutes Types of dynamic splinting (including custom fabricated and pre-fabricated/off the shelf options)
45-55 Minutes Pre-fabricated dynamic splinting methods and options.
55-60 Minutes Course wrap-up; summary; Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Kirsten Davin was paid an honorarium by OccupationalTherapy.com for this presentation. Nonfinancial: Kirsten Davin has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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