Modern Casting Educational Centre
The Hospital has a modern Casting Educational Centre where you can learn best-in-class casting, splinting and back slab techniques.
Casting courses are run by the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Application of a Back Slab
The course is ideally suited to Emergency Department Nurses and Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors on Emergency Department and Orthopaedic Training. You will learn how to apply a back slip splint for the safe and effective immobilisation of fractures and soft tissue injuries, allowing sufficient room for swelling.
Non-operative Fracture Management
Ideally suited to Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (ST1 and ST2) working in Emergency and Orthopaedic Departments, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for basic cast and splint application.
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Two Day Course
Casting & Splinting Courses are run by the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Basic Casting & Splinting
If your job entails the application or removal of splints, this 2-day course will help you to hone your skills. Designed to teach you about the safe, effective and comfortable application of casts and splints, this course is ideal for Registered Nurses working in Emergency Departments, Outpatient Departments and those specialising in Orthopaedic care. You will learn the principles and challenges of fracture management, explore the range of casting materials available and receive instruction on the most appropriate materials for use in the treatment of different parts of the body and medical conditions.
Ms Marua Shanahan