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TechOP Assistant Program Basics  Preparing Filling and Stripping AFO Casts

TechOP Assistant Program Basics Preparing Filling and Stripping AFO Casts


Technician / O&P Assistant Program: Basics - Preparing, Filling and Stripping AFO Casts covers:

Getting the cutline sealed up and holding it together, sealing toe, firming up the cast, wrapping the cast, picking a pipe, using a sandbox to hold the cast, mixing plaster, pouring plaster and filling the cast, stripping the cast, watching for marks, marking the cast, and what to watch for.

After taking this course the learner will have a good understanding of the basic knowledge and skills needed to seal a cast, pick a pipe, mix plaster, brace a cast and fill it with a pipe and how to strip a cast. If the learner has questions about what they are doing they will have a place to refer back to for basic knowledge.

Russ Bartlett Jr., CPOA / Central Fabrication Lab Manager
Russ created this basics program to teach skills to his new technicians and lab assistants. Russ manages our Central Fabrication and fabricates many of our prosthetics and orthotics. Russ started working for Coyote Designs sister company Rehab Systems in 1998 as a technician and assisted Coyote Design in product development. Russ became a fulltime Coyote Design employee in 2014 setting up our central fabrication. 

The program includes 3 instructional videos varying in length, an outline of the instructions in each video along with a series of pictures and explanations reiterating the process.
The program contains 1 course instructing how to prepare the cast, 1 course on how to fill an AFO cast, and one course on how to strip the cast.
The program is followed by 10 test questions and a course survey.
The program is estimated to take approximately 58 minutes and can be started, stopped and restarted at any time at the point the learner left off.

We are offering our "Technician / O&P Assistant Program: Basics - Preparing, Filling, and Stripping AFO Casts" course for $7.50. This course is worth .75(S) Continuing Education credits from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Inc(ABC). You must be certified by ABC, get an 80% or better on the test questions and you will receive science Category 1 credits. (This course is for certified; Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians).