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Splinting: Art of Plaster [20180919]

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Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0


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September 19, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street
, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Program Description

Do you understand the basic principles and techniques for excellent splinting? Do you need practice in splinting? This course will provide you with the terminology, indications, and practice to apply several different types of splints. NOTE: Please, wear old clothing or bring a lab jacket or apron. You will apply one splint and will have a splint applied to you. This is a messy endeavor. 

Who Should Attend?  Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, students, orthopedic technicians, emergency department technicians and other health sciences professionals wishing to acquire skills in effective splinting.

Desired Learning Outcome:  You will practice basic principles and techniques to properly apply several different types of splints.

At the conclusion of Splinting: Art of Plaster, you will be able to:

  • Review the basic principles of splinting
  • Practice applying specific types of splints
  • Discuss the proper methods of patient teaching regarding slings and crutches


Program Agenda

11:45 – 12:00 pm     Registration / Sign In
12:00 – 1:00 pm       Terminology, Indications, Sugar Tong Demonstration, Wrapping Methods, Anatomical Positions
1:00 – 1:15 pm         Break
1:15 – 2:45 pm         Practical Exercises: Ulnar Gutter, Thumb Spica and Short Leg Splints
2:45 – 3:00 pm         Break
3:00 – 4:00  pm        Slings and Crutches, Product Demonstrations
4:00 – 4:30 pm         Q&A / Online Evaluation

Diane L. Paulson, Major (Retired Army Nurse Corps), MSN, BSN, RN

Diane joined us after retiring from the Army Nurse Corps in 2007. Her years of service have led her to a variety of clinical and management areas in healthcare. Her most notable assignments were head nurse of the emergency treatment section of 2 deployed Combat Support Hospitals (Kosovo and Kuwait). 

Diane holds a Master’s in Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing with an emphasis on emergency services from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. She is a certified BLS, PALS, ACLS, TNCC and ENPC instructor. 

Diane has been married to her husband, Ken, for over 27 years and has adopted two stray dogs, Kady and Java. She recently retired from working in a small rural emergency room. Her hobbies include gardening and painting. 

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  All supplies are included.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center. 

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