Casting: part one
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Casting: part one

Margaret Prior , Honorary Secretary to the RCN Society of Orthopaedic Nursing
Susan Miles National Casting Training Adviser, British Orthopaedic Association

The aim of this first article is to to increase nurses’ knowledge of casting, consider the health, safety and environmental aspects of casting, and outline the care required by the patient with a cast. In addition, information on access to the education required to be a safe casting practitioner is provided. After reading this article you should be able to:

Describe the education required to be a safe casting practitioner and how it can be accessed.

Discuss the health and safety aspects of casting.

Outline the main principles of casting.

Discuss the care the inpatient would require following application of a cast.

Describe the complications that might occur after application of a cast and the actions needed to address these problems.

Emergency Nurse. 7, 2, 33-37. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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