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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 phases of healing, from acute burn care to full reintegration. Trudy treats children across an age range from infants to young adults who have sustained a burn injury or traumatic hand injury. Trudy has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the treatment of pediatric burns. Outside of work, Trudy enjoys her family and friends, traveling, and staying active.

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Pediatric Casting: Intro for Upper and Lower Extremities Diagnoses

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

Pediatric Casting: Intro for Upper and Lower Extremities Diagnoses

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Video Runtime: 67 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 62 MinutesIn this course, occupational and physical therapists will learn about the use of casting for upper and lower extremity diagnoses for their pediatric patients. You will learn why casting pediatric patients is different than adults and how casting affects the physiology of their ever-changing skeletons, muscles, and soft tissue; review important casting principles; and be introduced to the vast diagnostic group that benefits from the use of a variety of casting techniques to help improve overall function and goal attainment. We hope to provide practical information to inspire confidence in the use of casting as a valuable component to elevate outcomes with many of your pediatric patients.

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Pediatric Casting: Intro to Types and Techniques

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

Pediatric Casting: Intro to Types and Techniques

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Video Runtime: 38 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 34 Minutes

In this course, occupational and physical therapists will learn about the flexibility and moldability of soft cast and plaster, the strong and effective use of fiberglass, and the flexibility and creativity of polyester cast tape. We will review the products and supplies needed for each casting type as well as various pediatric diagnoses that may benefit from casting in both the upper and lower extremities. You will learn about precautions, indications, and contraindications for casting. You will see a panel discussion with three pediatric therapists (one PT and two OTs) regarding clinical scenarios and diagnoses for which casting was used with their patients for the upper and lower extremities.

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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

Pediatric Casting: Applications for Plaster and Soft Cast

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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.

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Pediatric Casting: Applications for Fiberglass Casting

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

Pediatric Casting: Applications for Fiberglass Casting

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Video Runtime: 53 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 29 Minutes

In this course, occupational and physical therapists will learn about the products and process for using fiberglass casting in a variety of pediatric diagnoses for both the upper and lower extremities. You will learn about properties and pros/cons of fiberglass cast tape, as well as the benefits of casting for central nervous system tone and tissue elongation. You will see a step-by-step casting process for upper extremity casting and a live demonstration of lower extremity casting.

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Pediatric Casting: Applications for Polyester Cast

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

Pediatric Casting: Applications for Polyester Cast

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In this course, occupational and physical therapists will learn about the products and process for using polyester cast tape in a variety of pediatric diagnoses for both the upper and lower extremities. You will learn about properties and pros/cons of polyester cast tape, as well as the different diagnoses that may benefit from a polyester cast or removable splint. You will see the step-by-step casting process for application of a polyester cast and fabrication into a removable splint for both the upper and lower extremity, as well as a live demonstration of fabrication of an upper extremity polyester cast and splint.

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