Types of pre-cut, pre-formed and sheet-based splint fabrication techniques are explored as well as video demonstration of the fabrication of a hand-based thumb spica, finger gutter and MP joint blocking splints. In addition, the application and use of a spring finger extension splint, oval 8 splints as well as static progressive finger flexion and extension splints are discussed.
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 August 13, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; 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 #20-711131; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three (3) characteristics of thermoplastic materials which are applicable to hand-based splint fabrication.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps involved in the fabrication of a MP joint blocking splint and a finger gutter splint, including wear schedule.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a client's clinical presentation to determine the appropriateness of a hand-based splint application, and determine the most effective type of orthotic to implement using a case study.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of thermoplastics characteristics applicable to hand/finger splinting|
|10-15 Minutes||Hand-based thumb spica demonstration|
|15-30 Minutes||MP joint blocking splint demonstration|
|30-40 Minutes||Finger gutter splint fabrication demonstration|
|40-55 Minutes||Pre-fabricated finger splints (i.e. Spring finger extension splint)|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Kirsten Davin, 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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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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