In this course, types of pre-cut, pre-formed and sheet-based splint fabrication techniques are explored as well as a comparison between volar and dorsal-based approaches. A detailed demonstration of four types of forearm-based wrist orthotics are presented, including radial gutter/thumb spica splints, dorsal and volar wrist cock-ups, and functional position with an intrinsic plus modification option. This course is Part 2 of a 4-part series on static splinting.
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 July 30, 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), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-785684; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Orthopedics
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a volar verses dorsal-based approach to splint fabrication, while considering sheet, pre-cut and pre-formed methods of application.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps involved in selecting, fabricating, and modifying the following splints: thumb spica, wrist cock-up, functional position, and intrinsic plus.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the benefits of a forearm-based splint as compared to a hand-based design.
|5-10 Minutes||Pre-cut, pre-formed and sheet-based splint fabrication|
|10-15 Minutes||Volar vs dorsal-based fabrication approaches|
|15-30 Minutes||Radial gutter/thumb spica fabrication demonstration|
|30-40 Minutes||Dorsal and volar wrist cock-up fabrication demonstration|
|40-55 Minutes||Functional position and intrinsic plus modification demonstration|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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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