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14
Jun
2018

The focus of this two-day course is on the design and fabrication of immobilisation splints. A dynamic format using lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities will help participants to improve their splinting efficiency and take the fear factor out of splinting.




DATE:
15 - 16 June 2018


TIME:
9.00am - 5.00pm each day
Exam held 4.00pm - 5.00pm on Saturday


VENUE:
Southern Cross University - Gold Coast Campus
Daily Living Lab (Building B, Level 8, Rooms 8.32 & 8.33)
Southern Cross Drive
Bilinga QLD 4225


The focus of this two-day course is on the design and fabrication of immobilisation splints.  A dynamic format using lectures, case studies, demonstrations and hands-on practical activities will help participants to improve their splinting efficiency and take the fear factor out of splinting. Participants will learn principles under pinning the clinical reasoning and prescription of immobilisation splints for the fingers, thumb, wrist and elbow within a client-centred therapy programmed. Learn to take patterns and master a variety of splinting materials to allow you to fabricate professional looking, comfortable splints to meet your patient’s needs. 


COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand principles underpinning assessment, prescription, and re-evaluation of custom-made and prefabricated immobilisation splints for the upper limb
  • Understand the principles, indications and contraindications for the splints fabricated in the context of tissue healing, disease processes and therapeutic goals
  • Develop skills necessary to successfully fabricate select splints using various materials
  • Gain awareness of the variety of splint materials, tools and components on the market

COURSE SCHEDULE:
Participants will receive pre-reading material containing general information about the course, structured exercises and references to assist preparation for the workshop.  Participants are strongly advised to purchase a copy of the textbook “Hand Splinting Principles of Design and Fabrication” (which can be purchased by clicking here).

Brief summary of workshop content:
  • Principles of hand splinting
  • Splint design and classification
  • Clinical reasoning – assessment, compliance and education
  • Biomechanics as related to splinting
  • Splint materials and pre-fabricated splints
  • Demonstrations and practical work for the following immobilisation splints:
    • Finger immobilisation splint (to immobilise a single joint)
    • Finger immobilisation splint (to immobilise multiple joints)
    • Thumb CMC and MC immobilisation splint
    • Thumb and wrist immobilisation splint (demonstration only)
    • Elbow immobilisation splint
    • Forearm immobilisation splint (demonstration only)
    • Wrist and hand immobilisation splint (resting)
    • Functional wrist splint 

SHORT WRITTEN EXAM:
Participants wishing to complete the Certificate are required to submit a detailed case study 6 weeks after the workshop outlining how they utilised of immobilisation splinting to achieve stated therapy objectives. 


ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

MELISSA JAMES
B OCC THY (HONS)

Melissa has worked in hand therapy for over 20 years. She has been a full member of the Australian Hand Therapy Association since 1996, and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation (Curtin University).  Melissa has worked in both public and private sectors and now has her own private practice, Bayside Hand Therapy, in Brisbane.  Her teaching experience includes teaching splinting to under-graduate occupational therapy students at the University of Queensland, as well as running many courses and workshops related to hand therapy.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping others to improve their splinting skills.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS:
This is a certificate workshop, so participants are encouraged to undertake the assessment that will allow them to claim 50 CPD hours for attendance at two-day course, and successful completion of case study and written exam. Participants not wishing to undertake assessment may claim 16 hours credit for attendance at two day course. For those wishing to apply to become an Accredited Hand Therapist with the AHTA, this is an Elective course and successful assessment and completion of all components is a requirement for your application. 


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISCLAIMER:
By registering for this course you agree that during the course, any contributions verbally or in writing which you make in regards to improving, altering or amending the content of the course, may be used by the AHTA in subsequent courses and will become the intellectual property of AHTA. 

(Please contact Sarah at the office by email info@ahta.com.au if you have any queries in relation to this disclaimer)


REGISTRATION FEES:
AHTA Member: $632
AHTA Associate Member: $711
Non-Member: $790


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday, 1 June 2018 (or until fully booked)

Please note any dietary requirements in the delivery instructions box when completing the online registration form.

COURSE & BOOKING ENQUIRIES:
Sarah Dixon - events@ahta.com.au


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