Casting: Putting on, caring for, and removing a cast.



Casting: How to put on, care for, and remove a cast

  1. The instructor will demonstrate how to put on a cast using casting materials .
  2. The students will work in teams to put a cast on another student's arm in a natural position as the instructor watches and helps where needed.
  3. While the cast dries, students will decorate the cast with directions for cast care from a hand-out and show the instructor for evaluation.
  4. Instructor demonstrates how to remove a cast: Using bandage scissors cut off any of the sleeve , using a cast saw cut the cast from the hand to the upper arm, gently pry the cast a part and cut any remaining sleeve and padding with the bandage scissors. Gently pry open and remove it.
  5. Students will remove the cast with the help of the instructor as instructor evaluates.


120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Healthcare Operational Support Services
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

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