Casting And Splinting Techniques in the Primary Care Office

Course provider

4 hour course

Intended for:

  • family physicians
  • nurse practitioners

Accreditation: 9.0 MainPro-C | 9.0 Section 1 credits

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Format: case-based lectures, and hands-on stations to review orthopedic principles and management in the context of a family doctor’s office

Based on: CASTED: Emergency

Equipment used:

This course travels across North America and is offered at conferences in BC. It can be brought to a rural community – email for details.

Topics covered:

  • keys to an efficient orthopedic history
  • ‘high yield’ physical exam tips, including ‘hands-on’ exam review
  • MSK management principles
  • tips to identify ‘red flag’ patients
  • indications for further investigations and referral
  • how to perform various joint injections

Learning objectives:

To have a better understanding of primary care MSK assessment, investigation, diagnosis, treatment and referral.

Procedural skills learned:

  • joint injections, including ‘hands-on’ practice with models
  • practical, office-based immobilization options

Affiliated with:
Casting And Splinting Techniques in the Emergency Department (CASTED)
Dr. Arun Sayal, North York General Hospital (Ontario)