Ch 11: Types & Application of Splints

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Let us help you study for a test or get caught up in nursing class with this informative chapter on the application and types of splints. You'll find short lessons in this chapter that clearly outline these topics and multiple-choice quizzes you can use to test your knowledge before moving on.

Types & Application of Splints - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll learn about the types and applications of splints, including hand and finger splints, forearm and wrist splints, and elbow splints. Additional topics include knee splits, fibula and tibia splints, and ankle splints. If these topics are challenging for you, take your time as you complete the lessons and review them as many times as needed. You can access these learning materials 24 hours a day on your mobile device or computer to study anytime you'd like. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain ulnar gutter and radial gutter splinting
  • Describe volar/dorsal, long arm posterior, single sugar-tong and double sugar-tong splints
  • Detail posterior ankle, bulky jones and stirrup splints
  • Outline the different kinds of foot splints
  • Apply a traction splint and a finger splint
  • Explain the application of a simple fracture splint
  • Detail basic splinting techniques
  • Discuss how to splint a joint injury successfully
  • Identify the techniques associated with respiratory splinting
  • Understand how a broken hand is splinted
  • Discuss the complications that can arise when using a splint or cast

18 Lessons in Chapter 11: Types & Application of Splints
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Hand & Finger Splints: Ulnar Gutter & Radial Gutter

1. Hand & Finger Splints: Ulnar Gutter & Radial Gutter

What is the difference between ulnar gutter and radial gutter splints? What types of injuries are these splints used for? Find out the answers to these questions, and so much more, by checking out this lesson.

Hand & Finger Splints: Thumb Spica & Finger

2. Hand & Finger Splints: Thumb Spica & Finger

Finger and thumb injuries are quite common and often require the use of a thumb spica splint or a specific type of finger splint. Be sure to check out this lesson for lots of information regarding these types of splints.

Forearm & Wrist Splints: Volar/Dorsal & Single Sugar-Tong

3. Forearm & Wrist Splints: Volar/Dorsal & Single Sugar-Tong

Have you ever broken a bone in your hand, sprained your wrist, or suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome? This lesson includes information about two types of splints that are used to treat these and many other types of wrist and forearm injuries.

Elbow & Forearm Splints: Long Arm Posterior & Double Sugar-Tong

4. Elbow & Forearm Splints: Long Arm Posterior & Double Sugar-Tong

Elbow and forearm injuries are quite common and there are several types of splints that can be used to treat these types of injuries. Prepare to learn all about two types of these splints: long arm posterior and double sugar-tong splints.

Knee Splints: Posterior Knee & Off-The-Shelf Immobilizer

5. Knee Splints: Posterior Knee & Off-The-Shelf Immobilizer

Knee injuries usually need rest to heal. This lesson will discuss the use of knee splints and immobilizers to allow healing and prevent re-injury. The patient will need instructions for care using these devices.

Tibia & Fibula Splints: Posterior Ankle & Bulky Jones

6. Tibia & Fibula Splints: Posterior Ankle & Bulky Jones

Injuries to the ankle or foot can happen for doing something as simple as tripping while walking. Check out this lesson to educate yourself on two types of splints for injuries to the foot and ankle: posterior ankle and bulky Jones splints.

Ankle Splints: Posterior Ankle & Stirrup

7. Ankle Splints: Posterior Ankle & Stirrup

In this lesson, we will define posterior ankle and stirrup splints, and we will also discuss the appropriate situations to properly use these splints.

Ankle Splints: Bulky Jones & High-Top Walking Boot

8. Ankle Splints: Bulky Jones & High-Top Walking Boot

What is a bulky Jones splint? When is a high-top walking boot used? Find out the answers to these questions about ankle splints (and many other questions) by checking out this lesson!

Foot Splints: Posterior Ankle, Hard-Soled Shoe & High-Top Walking Boot

9. Foot Splints: Posterior Ankle, Hard-Soled Shoe & High-Top Walking Boot

This lesson will describe three common types of foot splints: posterior ankle, hard-soled shoe, and high-top walking boot. These splints are useful for treating a wide variety of conditions of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. They can be useful for both bony and soft tissue injuries, and they can help acute and chronic injuries too.

How to Apply a Traction Splint

10. How to Apply a Traction Splint

A traction splint is a special type of leg brace used for fractures of the long bone in the thigh. Check out this lesson for step-by-step instructions on how to a properly apply a traction splint.

How to Apply a Finger Splint

11. How to Apply a Finger Splint

Finger splints are medical devices used to immobilize injuries to the finger. Read this lesson to learn the process of selecting an appropriate splint, applying the device, and securing it to promote healing and prevent further injury.

How to Apply a Splint for a Simple Fracture

12. How to Apply a Splint for a Simple Fracture

Simple fractures require prompt action and the application of a splint. Read this lesson to learn more about splinting along with important information to consider while applying one.

Basic Splinting Techniques

13. Basic Splinting Techniques

Splinting treatment for fractures, sprains, and strains will be addressed in this lesson. Techniques for high-quality splinting and patient instructions for care are discussed.

How to Splint a Joint Injury

14. How to Splint a Joint Injury

If you came upon a person who had suffered a serious joint injury, would you know how to properly apply a splint? If not, don't worry. This lesson will teach you step-by-step instructions for splinting a joint injury.

Respiratory Splinting: Definition & Techniques

15. Respiratory Splinting: Definition & Techniques

Breathing is essential to life. Breathing effectively is essential to the prevention of respiratory illness. In this lesson, we will explore what respiratory splinting is and how to do it properly.

How to Splint a Broken Hand

16. How to Splint a Broken Hand

Broken hands should be splinted whenever possible while waiting for professional medical care. Read this lesson to learn when a splint should be applied and general considerations when applying one.

Complications of a Cast or Splint

17. Complications of a Cast or Splint

In this lesson, you will learn about the possible complications that may occur as a result of casting or splinting and how to quickly and easily recognize them upon assessment.

Knee Splinting Techniques

18. Knee Splinting Techniques

What are some injuries that require a knee splint? What are some knee splinting techniques? Learn all about the various aspects of knee splints and knee splinting techniques.

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