The CASTED Course

An emergency orthopaedic masterclass

10 CPD Points, 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 10 CEUs.
Providers: CPDUK, EB Medicine, CBRN

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Arun Sayal & Matt DiStefano
Emergency Physicians with a specialist interest in orthopaedic emergencies

Dr Sayal is an Emergency Physician, with a specialist interest in orthopaedics, at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He is the founder of the CASTED Course and has presented over 250 ED orthopaedic workshops and received over a dozen teaching awards.

Dr Matt DiStefano is an Emergency Physician (with additional surgical training) and one of the lead educators on the CASTED Course. He is also a ski instructor, race car instructor and music enthusiast.

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Chapter 1: Orthopaedic Principles
  • Lecture: Orthopaedic Principles
  • Tutorial: Introduction
  • Tutorial: Basic Components of Splinting
Chapter 2: Hand Injuries
  • Lecture: Hand
  • Tutorial: Ulnar Gutter
  • Tutorial: Thumb Spica
Chapter 3: Carpals & Wrist
  • Lecture: Carpals & Wrist
  • Tutorial: Wrist Examination
Chapter 4: Distal Radius
  • Lecture: Distal Radius
  • Tutorial: Short-Arm Splint: part 1
  • Tutorial: Short-Arm Splint: part 2
  • Lecture: Wrist Reduction
Chapter 5: Forearm & Elbow
  • Lecture: Forearm & Elbow
  • Tutorial: Elbow Examination
Chapter 6: Humerus, Shoulder & Clavicle
  • Lecture: Humerus, Shoulder & Clavicle
  • Tutorial: Shoulder Examination
  • Tutorial: The Cunningham Technique
Chapter 7: Ankle & Foot
  • Lecture: Ankle
  • Tutorial: Ankle Exam: part 1
  • Tutorial: Ankle Exam: part 2
  • Tutorial: Ankle Reduction
  • Tutorial: Below-Knee Splint
  • Lecture: Foot
Chapter 8: The Hip
  • Lecture: The Hip
  • Tutorial: Hip Reduction
Chapter 9: Knee Injuries
  • Lecture: Knee Injuries
  • Tutorial: Knee Examination
  • Lecture: Conclusion
Course Summary

The purpose of this activity is to provide learners with knowledge and competence in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries in emergency situations. Focusing on patients with acute MSK injuries and covering all major limb joints, this emergency orthopaedics course looks at assessment, diagnosis and care. It consists of 12 lectures, plus multi-camera tutorials, covering all major practical examination, reduction and immobilisation techniques

Target Audience

This internet-enduring material is designed for physicians, mid-level providers, and nurses practicing in the specialty of emergency medicine, critical care, and resuscitation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • better diagnose commonly missed injuries of all major limbs and joints
  • review examinations of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle and knee
  • review reduction techniques for the hip, ankle, wrist and shoulder
  • review the principles of, and observe best techniques to splint upper and lower limbs
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Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

CME Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The speaker did not report any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.

Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.