Casting for the Upper and Lower Limb

Summary

Suitable for: SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialties; emergency medicine doctors

The primary aim of this course is to teach correct cast application and removal, caring for the casted limb and preventing associated complications. Each attendee will demonstrate the satisfactory application of a number of named casts under supervision. There will be clinical scenarios built into the day with discussions on the correct selection of casts for upper and lower limb fractures and ligament injuries. 

Note: Participants will need to wear scrubs/shorts to enable upper and lower limb casting for this course.

Learning outcomes

  • Improved decision-making on the type for cast needed for upper and lower limb fractures and ligament injuries
  • Refined skills on the application of casts
  • Greater understanding of what to avoid for safe removal and care of casts