Splinting and Casting Course Description

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

Splinting and Casting is a two-day course.

This CME medical conference is designed for the practitioner looking for a more advanced level of skills with an increased focus on traumatic injuries and fracture care. The most common fractures seen in the office setting are reviewed and there is ample time to practice cast and splint application. Other advanced topics include Gait Analysis and Pediatric Orthopedic Pearls. This course is divided evenly between lecture, examination practice and splinting/casting practice. It is recommended that you attend this course wearing suitable loose-fitting clothing (i.e. T-shirts, tank tops and shorts) to allow you to practice examination techniques and splinting/casting in a supervised setting. This course is designed to have the participants learn the appropriate splints and casts for various injuries to the upper and lower extremities that are encountered in the primary care setting. Even when more complex fractures will need referral on to advanced care, the primary practitioner can learn the techniques of applying fiberglass splints to aid in the transition of care. More than 50% of this two-day course involves interactive sessions. The ICD-10 codes for the diagnosis are 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 splinting and casting materials needed for the hands-on portion of this course.