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    Occupational Therapist

    Splinting 103

    Clinical Reasoning for Splint Fabrication


    • Describe clinical reasoning approaches and how they apply to splinting
    • Identify essential components of a splint referral
    • Discuss reasons for the importance of communication with the physician about a splint referral
    • Discuss diagnostic implications for splint provision
    • List helpful hints regarding the hand evaluation
    • Explain factors the therapist considers when selecting a splinting approach and design
    • Describe what therapists problem solve during splint fabrication
    • Describe areas that require monitoring after splint fabrication is completed
    • Describe the reflection process of the therapist before, during, and after splint fabrication
    • Discuss important considerations concerning a splint-wearing schedule
    • Identify conditions that determine splint discontinuation
    • Identify patient safety issues to consider when splinting errors occur
    • Discuss factors about splint cost and reimbursement
    • Discuss how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations influence splint provision in a clinic
    • Discuss documentation with splint fabrication

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    $38.00 USD

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