The first day of the program is dedicated to learning about cast room tools, ensuring safety and patient protection. Participants are introduced to various rolling techniques and the properties of fiberglass. By the conclusion of day one, students will have gained hands-on experience in applying and removing multiple short arm, long arm, and thumb spica casts, incorporating molding techniques. Additionally, the technique for casting a Boxer Fracture is showcased on Sunday.
The curriculum on the second day shifts focus to lower extremity casting. Here, students engage in practicing short leg non-weight bearing (NWB) cast methods and explore advanced molding techniques. The Ulnar Gutter application is also practiced. For those seeking further refinement of their skills, additional practice sessions for upper extremity casting are offered on Sunday.
The course emphasizes patient care techniques aimed at enhancing casting outcomes and fostering a more efficient cast room operation, thereby reducing the frequency of patient revisits due to cast-related issues. It is the responsibility of each practicing entity to apply the knowledge acquired to elevate the patient experience.
Participants of the workshop are awarded a complimentary one-year membership in the American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals (ASOP), granting them eligibility to undertake the Registered Orthopedic Technologist (ROT) examination at no extra cost after accruing six months of experience. This requires an endorsement of competency by the supervising physician. Upon the expiry of the initial one-year ASOP membership, students have the option to renew their membership and ROT certification for a subsequent two-year period.
The ASOP Casting Workshops maintain the discretion to modify the course content as necessary to align with the evolving needs of the students, without prior notification.