Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Casting Course

Overview

The primary aim of this course is to demonstrate knowledge in relation to correct cast application and removal, caring for the casted limb and preventing associated complications.

Each attendee will demonstrate the satisfactory application of one named cast 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. (Participants will need to wear scrubs/shorts to enable lower limb casting for this course).

Upcoming course dates

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Improve your decision-making on the type for cast needed for upper limb fractures and ligament injuries
  • Improve your decision-making on the type for cast needed for lower limb fractures and ligament injuries
  • Refine your skills on the application of casts
  • Appreciate what to avoid for safe removal and care of casts
Who is this course suitable for? Orthopaedic SHOs and registrars, general surgery and emergency medicine SHOs and registrars
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Ms Grainne Colgan and three experienced casting technicians
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Contact us cpdss@rcsi.com