OTC-215 Casting and Splinting I

This course introduces students to the basics of cast material selection, casting techniques, cast removal, and properly fitting patients for external aid devices.Emphasis is placed on anatomy specific to orthopaedic issues, types and functions of different types of casts, proper material selection, basic casting application skills, safe cast removal, use of external aide devices, and providing patient instructions for at-home care. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the best type of cast for different orthopedic issues, describe the anatomy specifically related to casting and splinting, apply a basic cast, provide patients with proper at-home care instructions, and be able to safely remove a cast.