Technician / O&P Assistant Course: Basics - Servicing Joints
Technician / O&P Assistant course: Basics - Servicing Joints covers:
Disassembling, taking note of adjustments, how to remove hard screws, keeping track of parts, cleaning the components, using Loctite, re-lubricating and reassembling AFO joints.
We designed the Basics Program to give anyone a starting point on the basic skills needed to do their job. Ideally, the courses are for the new Technician or new O&P Assistant but could be used by other individuals looking to refresh, broaden skills or train employees.
After taking this course the learner will have a good understanding of the basic knowledge and skills needed to service a joint, take it apart, clean it and reassemble the joint.
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 course 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 full-time Coyote Design employee in 2014 setting up our central fabrication.
The course includes 1 instructional video, an outline of the instructions in the video along with a series of pictures and explanations reiterating the process.
The program contains 1 course instructing how to service joints.
The program is followed by 10 test questions and a course survey.
The program is estimated to take approximately 36 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 Course: Basics - Servicing Joints" course for $5. This course is worth .5(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).