Casting and Splinting
Orthopedic CME | Advanced Casting & Splinting for the Office


 
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Casting & Splinting two-day Course Schedule: Agenda
Faculty: Mike Petrizzi, MD

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Earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits

Casting and Splinting Course Description

This CME medical conference is designed for the practitioner looking for a more advanced level of skills with an increased focus on traumatic injuries including fractures. Other advances topics include Gait Analysis and Pediatric Orthopedic Pearls.

It is recommended that you attend this meeting wearing suitable loose fitting clothing (i.e. T-shirts, tank tops and shorts) to allow you to practice examination techniques in a supervised setting. This course is also designed to have the participants learn the appropriate splints and casts for various injuries to the upper and lower extremities. Even in the practice settings where more complex fractures need consultation, leaning the techniques of applying fiberglass splints can assist the practitioner in managing many musculoskeletal injuries. There is also an extensive supervised practice time to learn how to put on the most common splints. The most common fractures seen in the office setting are reviewed and there is ample opportunity to apply each of the casts appropriately in the care of these injuries. More than 75% of this 2 day course involves interactive sessions. The ICD 9 codes for the diagnosis are also included throughout the course. CPT codes for the application of splints and casts are reviewed, as well as the coding and reimbursement issues to help make sure that these skills lead to a sustainable practice model.

NPI will supply all required casting and splinting materials needed for the hands-on portion of this course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain the anatomy and function of the various joints.
  • Practice specific clinical tests to evaluate each joint.
  • Describe multiple traumatic joint injuries including dislocations and fractures.
  • Assess and practice time-of-injury management and initial office management of fractures.
  • List the skills for application and removal of splints and casts.
  • Practice applying the different types of splints and casts taught in the course in a supervised setting.
  • Describe cast and splint management and problems that occur with fracture care.
  • Explain how to identify and manage common pediatric fractures.
2015 Course Accreditation
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Casting and Splinting, from 06/01/2015 - 12/31/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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