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Occupational Therapist

Splinting 102

Clinical Examination for Splinting


  • List components of a clinical examination for splinting
  • Describe components of a history, an observation, and palpation
  • Describe the resting hand posture
  • Relate how skin, vein, bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and nerve assessments are relevant to splinting
  • Identify specific assessments that can be used in a clinical examination before splinting
  • Explain the three phases of wound healing
  • Recognize the identifying signs of abnormal illness behavior
  • Explain how a therapist can assess a person's knowledge of splint precautions and wear and care instructions

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT


$38.00 USD

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