Introduction to Orthotics A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach
Edition: 4th 2014
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Description: Covering the theory, design, and fabrication of basic splints, Introduction to Splinting, 4th Edition helps you master the skills you need to choose and fit effective splints for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. It emphasizes splinting for the hand, wrist, thumb, elbow, and other upper extremities, with case studies promoting skills in clinical reasoning and problem solving. This edition includes new chapters on shoulder splints and splinting systems, and online videos demonstrating fabrication and fitting techniques. Written by occupational therapy educators Brenda Coppard and Helene Lohman, this textbook/workbook is ideal for students and as a practical resource for therapists and therapy assistants in the clinical setting. Combined textbook/workbook format makes it easier to apply theory and concepts to practice.High-quality photos and line drawings clearly illustrate key concepts and techniques.Video clips on the Evolve companion website demonstrate how to fabricate specific splints.Laboratory exercises test your clinical reasoning and technical skills.Numerous case studies help you develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.Self-quizzes and review questions reinforce your comprehension of the material.Spiral binding lets the book lay flat when opened for convenient use while on the job. New Splints Acting on the Shoulder chapter provides thorough coverage of shoulder splints.New Splinting Systems chapter provides important information on this emerging topic.New videos provide visual examples of the correct splinting methods for the dynamic flexion splint, radial nerve splint, and thumb spica splint.Updated content includes the latest references, self-evaluation, evidence tables, and case studies.Coverage of patient safety is integrated into each chapter.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $87.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/26/2014
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall