Orthopedic Splinting & Joint Injection
This interactive skills workshop is for the clinician who deals with orthopedic injuries or complaints. This workshop will take the clinician from proper technique of splinting fractured bones to treatment of joint pain with joint injections. This hands on skills workshop will discuss the anatomical structures of the upper and lower joint with indications, benefits and risks of cortisone injections outlined. Participants will have hands on supervised experience to demonstrate proper technique and procedures for joint injections. Skills are practiced on anatomical models with verbal feedback indicating proper needle insertion. Joint injections covered are shoulder,elbow and knees in addition to digit nerve blocks. Participants will also have hands on practice of common splints. Proper splinting technique are demonstrated and all participants will demonstrate proper selection and splinting of upper and lower extremities.
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
Discuss and identify anatomical landmarks used for injections of the upper extremity
Discuss and identify anatomical landmarks used for injections of the lower extremity
Demonstrate proper technique used to administer cortisone injections into the joints
Discuss risks associated with cortisone injections
Demonstrate proper use of splinting material and techniques for fractures.
This course will cover:
Approach to Joint Injection and Indications of Cortisone Use
Upper Extremity Landmarks
The Upper Extremity Injection Proctored Practice
Lower Extremity Landmarks
Lower Extremity Injection Practice
Selecting Proper Splint Material
Splint Application Practice