Learn orthopedic casting and bracing at RCC

ASHEBORO (Oct. 21, 2020)

Randolph Community College is offering an “Orthopedic Casting and Bracing” course in November for new and intermediate casters.

Many medical specialties can benefit from this class, including medical assistants, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, radiographers, and nurses. In this basic class, students will learn about the functions and materials of types of casts and splints, as well as methods for applying and removing them. Additional topics include basic anatomy, wound care, patient communication, and assistive devices such as cast shoes, crutches, and slings. Students will be taught patient care techniques that will improve patient casting outcomes and result in a more efficient cast application with less patient return visits for cast problems.

The class (section #75505) will meet from 8 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, and from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Room 107 of the Health and Science Center on the Asheboro Campus. Students must have experience in healthcare.

This class is being taught by an ASOP Certified instructor and is equivalent to 1.2 CEUs. Certificates will be provided at the end of the class. Each attendee will be responsible for submitting CEUs to their prospective professional association for approval. Students can elect to sit for the Registered Orthopedic Technologist exam after completing the class.

The cost is $200.55 ($70 tuition, $.55 insurance, $130 supply fee). For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.