What is the Difference Between a Splint & a Cast?


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In which situation would a splint NOT be the best choice for treatment?

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1. In which situation would a cast be the treatment of choice on the day of injury?

2. Which of the following is a benefit to treatment with a splint?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo quickly tests your understanding of casts and splints in healthcare. These questions focus on the benefits of using one form of treatment over another.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz and worksheet questions you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The best uses for a splint
  • When you should use a cast for an injury
  • The benefits of using a splint

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as neurovascular compromise
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as casts and splints
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when it would be best to use a cast or a splint to treat an injury

Additional Learning

You can find out more about these types of medical devices by reading the lesson titled What is the Difference Between a Splint & a Cast? It will explore:

  • The difference between a preformed and a custom built splint
  • Using both a splint and a cast to complement each other
  • Materials commonly used to make casts and splints