$15.00

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Course Overview

Splinting is a necessary component of care for many patients, including those with acute hand or arm injuries, surgical repair of the tendons or nerves, and pain associated with degenerative or overuse injuries. This course guides occupational therapy professionals through an introductory process of recommending and providing splints. The learner will be able to use clinical decision making to select the most appropriate splint materials, create basic static splints based on patient diagnosis and characteristics, and ensure patient safety and comfort with wear.

About the Course Author

Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.10HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# APP#0000000841. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-ITS
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Choose the most appropriate splinting materials based on diagnosis and patient characteristics. ; Describe what type of splint is most appropriate for the most common upper extremity diagnoses and conditions.\n; Differentiate between static, static-progressive, and dynamic splints.\n; Explain the basic steps of fabricating wrist and hand splints.\n; Specify precautions for splint application and wear.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Indications for Splinting
    Introduction
    Indications for Splinting
    Custom vs. Prefabricated
    Splinting Basics and Helpful Hints
    Types of Splints
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Splinting Materials
    Basic Information
    Properties
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Splint Fabrication
    Splint Fabrication Basics
    Static Splinting Fabrication
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Guidelines and Precautions for Application and Wear
    Post-Fabrication Monitoring
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Case Study
    Mr. J
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.