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Pediatric Casting: Applications for Plaster and Soft Cast

presented by Trudy Boulter, OTR/L, CHT, BT-C, Mary Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT, and Kerry Mikolaj, PT, DPT

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Financial: Mary "Peggy" Faussett, Trudy Boulter, and Kerry Mikolaj receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Mary "Peggy" Faussett, Trudy Boulter, and Kerry Mikolaj have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 49 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 31 Minutes

In this course, occupational and physical therapists will learn about the products and process for using soft cast and plaster in a variety of pediatric diagnoses for both the upper and lower extremities. You will learn about properties and pros/cons of soft-cast tape, as well as the benefits of casting with soft-cast tape both with and without plaster. You will see a step-by-step casting process for soft casting and a live demonstration of upper extremity casting using this technique.

Meet Your Instructors

Trudy Boulter, OTR/L, CHT, BT-C

Trudy Boulter is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist (CHT), and certified burn therapist (BT-C). Trudy works on the burn team at Children's Hospital Colorado. She provides clinical care for burn patients in the acute inpatient, rehabilitative, outpatient, and aftercare settings. She feels so lucky to work on a dynamic, passionate team that embraces all…

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Mary Faussett, MOTR/L, CHT

Mary "Peggy" Faussett is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. She graduated with a master's in occupational therapy in 2001 from Chatham University. She became a certified hand therapist in 2012. Peggy currently works at Children's Hospital Colorado as the program coordinator for the pediatric hand therapy program. She enjoys treating children of all…

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Kerry Mikolaj, PT, DPT

Kerry Mikolaj is a pediatric physical therapist. She graduated in 2005 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University. Kerry works on the burn team at the Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Center. She has treated a variety of diagnoses in patients ranging from infants to young adults. Kerry is passionate about working with young…

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1. Why This Technique? Pros and Cons

This chapter will cover the lightweight, flexible, and versatile soft-cast tape. It will teach the pros and cons of choosing a soft-cast tape for your patient and describe the easy removal process of a soft cast.

2. Differential Diagnosis and Associated Techniques

This chapter will discuss the uses of plaster and soft cast for increasing range of motion in a variety of congenital diagnoses, as well as for wound healing and joint alignment. It will also describe how this technique is used for scar contracture in our pediatric population.

3. Step-By-Step Practice for Application of Plaster and Soft Cast

This chapter will explain the importance of using child-friendly language to discuss casting with your pediatric patient and will provide tips for a successful casting session. You will learn the step-by-step process of casting an upper and lower extremity with plaster and soft cast. You will also see how to remove a soft cast and learn tips for cast care at home.

4. Demonstration Video

This chapter takes you through a live demonstration of the application of plaster and soft cast for an upper extremity. You will see the step-by-step process from beginning to end, including how to safely remove the cast.

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