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Workshop: Splinting in Pediatrics

Date Location Lodging
April 8-9, 2006 Philadelphia Shriners Hospital
3551 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19140
215.430.4000
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Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue (5 miles)
215.879.3399
(ask for reduced Shriners rate)
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Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown (5 miles)
215.735.9300
(ask for reduced Shriners rate)
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May 6-7, 2006 St. Louis Shriners Hospital
2001 S Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63131
314.432.3600
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Hilton St Louis Frontenac (.5 miles)
314.993.1100
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Holiday Inn St Louis - Southwest Viking (5 miles)
314.821.4673
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October 21-22, 2006 Northern California Shriners Hospital
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento CA 95817
916.453.2000
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Marriott Courtyard Sacramento Midtown (adjacent to hospital)
916.455.6800
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Red Lion Hotel (5 miles)
916.922.8041
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Instructor: Toni Thompson MA, OTR/L, BCP

Course Description
This unique course, with multiple interactive workshop labs, focuses on refining the techniques to utilize splinting for the pediatric client with orthopaedic, neurological, and congenital conditions. The format includes lectures, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on labs to design, fabricate, and fit custom-molded thermoplastic splints and to fit and modify prefabricated splints. Participants will develop knowledge of functional and positional immobilization splints that are forearm-based and hand-based. In addition, attention is devoted to thumb and finger splinting applications, and a variety of specialty splints directed to pediatric conditions. Splinting materials, fastening materials and creative methods to keep splints on will be explored. Unique techniques and technical tips from the experienced instructor will guide participants to streamline the process of assessment and application of splinting for the pediatric client.

Course Schedule

Saturday
8:00 - 8:30

Registration

8:30 - 12:00 Lecture: Introduction to pediatric splinting
 
  • Goals of splinting
  • Pediatric splint assessment
  • Custom versus prefabricated splints
  • General splinting principles
  • Special considerations for pediatric population
  • Case Studies
  • Principles of functional & positional splints/Case Studies
  Lab: Forearm-based Functional Splints
 
  • Custom thermoplastic functional splint
  • Prefabricated functional splints
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on own)
1:00 - 4:30 Lab: Forearm-based Positional Splints
 
  • Custom thermoplastic positional splint
  • Prefabricated positional splints
  Lecture: Condition Specific Considerations
 
  • Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Arthrogryposis conditions
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Radial/ulnar club hand
  • Myopathies
Sunday
8:00 – 12:00 Lecture: Principles of Thumb Splints/Case Studies
  Lab: Hand-based Thumb splints
 
  • Custom thermoplastic thumb splint
  • Prefabricated thumb splints
  Lecture: Principles of Elbow Splints/Case Studies
  Lab: Elbow splints
 
  • Prefabricated elbow splints
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (on own)
1:00 – 4:30 Lecture: Principles of Finger Splints/Case Studies
 
  • Specialty Splints
  • Harness splint
  • Computer access splint
  • Walker handle adaptation
  • Weight-bearing splint
  • Adaptations to hold pencils/pens/tools
 

Lab: Finger Splints and Specialty Splints

 
  • Houdini-Proof Splint Closure
  • Patient/Caregiver Education

Course Objectives
 
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
 
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understand principles of splinting for orthopaedic and neurological conditions in the pediatric patient.

bullet utilize assessment techniques to determine specific applications of splints.
bullet understand goals, limitations, and contraindications of splinting for pediatric conditions.
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create splint patterns.

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fabricate a thermoplastic functional splint and positional splint.

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fit two prefabricated functional splints and two prefabricated positional splints.

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fit one pre-fabricated elbow splint.

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identify four specialty splint applications.

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fabricate one specialty splint or thermoplastic thumb splint.

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determine essential components of education for clients and caregivers.

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