Event Details
Event Title UNC Basic Casting and Splinting Workshop
Location UNC Orthopaedics Skills Lab
Sponsor Orthopaedics
Date/Time 08/20/2021 - 12/17/2021
Event Price
For more information, contact the event administrator: Philip Clark philip_clark@med.unc.edu
Session Status Session Session Date Start Time End Time Cutoff Session Price
Expired Basic Casting and Splinting 08/20/2021 8:00 AM 5:00 PM none $350.00
Registering Basic Casting and Splinting 11/19/2021 8:00 AM 5:00 PM none $350.00
Registering Basic Casting and Splinting 12/17/2021 8:00 AM 5:00 PM none $350.00

UNC Casting Workshop

The UNC Casting Workshop Series provides healthcare providers, clinical staff  and learners with practical skills related to the application and removal of casts in a state of the art facility on the main UNC-Chapel Hill campus or in small group settings at your facility. Each four-hour work session includes didactic learning and hands-on practicums.  This is primarily a hands-on learning experience, and learners will spend most of the time casting and practicing their skills.


The casting workshops are beneficial for any clinical staff member or provider involved in the application or removal of casts including (but not limited to) certified medical assistants, orthopaedic technicians, nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, advanced practice providers and physicians.

Workshop Curricula

The workshops cover the most commonly utilized splinting and casting techniques.  The workshops are divided into two courses: introduction to casting, and advanced casting techniques.  Learners will understand the properties of fiberglass and plaster, along with how to manage casting complications.

Basic Casting and Splinting

Upper Extremity

Lower Extremity


This workshop is paired with the AAOE Splinting and Casting Certification. Participants will be expected to purchase additional materials which will give them access to videos, didactic materials and certification.


Ruth Byers OTC. Ruth has been providing patient care and education for more than 20 years. In her clinical practice, she specializes in advanced casting applications for pediatric limb deformities and has a passion for pediatric care. She is the lead orthopedic technician for the University of North Carolina, Department of Orthopedics. She is actively involved in mentoring and training clinical staff at the university and in the community at large. She regularly teaches residents, fellows, medical students, clinical staff,  MDs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare learners. She is a certified instructor with the National Association of Orthopedic Technologists and currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the NBCOT.

Chanelle Arsenault OTC. Chanelle has been providing clincial care at UNC for more than five years, and is a certified Orthopaedic Technician. she has held teaching positions at comnuity colleges teaches orthopaedic tech students. She recently completed her master's degree in healthcare administration, and was is Coordinator for the UNC Orthopaedic Skills Lab.

Private Group Training

We are, also, available to provide onsite casting training at your facility in a small group setting. The cost for an onsite training is $3,000 per eight hour session plus instructor travel costs. The facility must supply equipment and casting supplies. A maximum of 10 learners will be accommodated per session. Please contact us directly to arrange an onsite visit to your facility.


For questions about the orthopaedic casting workshops, please contact Chanelle Arsenault:



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