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This year the annual ASOP Las Vegas Orthopedic Workshop will be held on July 24th & 25th at the Courtyard Hotel on Dean Martin Drive across from the MGM Hotel & Casino.   The Workshop will cover fracture bracing, pin care, advanced techniques in casting to include diabetic total contact casting and alternatives, new swelling preventive techniques in casting, pediatric casting techniques, office DME & Pharmacy opportunities and much more.

A Basic Workshop will also be offered for new casters.    See www.castingworkshop.com on Saturday, April 25th to download a registration form or pay online.

Seats are limited!

ASOP TO START TRI-LEVEL ORTHOPEDIC CERTIFICATIONS- OT1, OT2, OT3

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Seminole, FL: ASOP will offer three levels of Orthopedic Allied Professional Certification for large orthopedic practices. Download brochure at http://www.castingworkshop.com/images/Tri-level_OT_Program_Brochure_Application.pdf   or click on the Tri-Level icon to the right. OT1  is for newly hired or current staff with less than one year orthopedic experience.  It requires passing of the online Orthopedic Allied Professional exam which is based…

MANDATORY CREDENTIALING

CREDENTIALS NOW MANDATORY

CMS, Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services, now makes it mandatory for all allied health personnel to be “Credentialed” by a credentialing agency like ASOP or state licensed (RT, LPN, ATC, etc) to enter information and orders in the patient Electronic Health Records, EHR

See the video with Robert Anthony, Deputy Director, CMS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcPRTz95PA4

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If you are not credentialed or licensed you are prevented from touching the EHR by the current CMS rules.   MA’s who are not “certified”, CMA’s, DO NOT meet this rule.  The ASOP Registered Orthopedic Technologist, ROT, DOES meet this new rule.   Now it is more important than ever to obtain and maintain your ROT certification.   If you are a CMA, RT, etc, your training or scope of practice does not include casting fractures.  By obtaining the ROT you will widen your scope of practice to include casting fractures and applying bracing and protect your future employment and your employer.

 

Essential Nutrients to Aid Fracture Repair

While a cast plays an essential role in the healing of broken bones, the importance of a well-balanced diet rich in those nutrients known to aid the repair of fractures should not be forgotten. This may not be an issue for many of the people who you provide casting for, but in seniors nutritional deficiencies are more…

Athletic Training Education Programs

ASOP ATE Program

Dear Athletic Training Program Director: On behalf of the National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Brace Technologists (NBCOBT), we would like to welcome your institution’s participation to further the career advancement for athletic trainers in orthopedics.  The NBCOBT invites your Athletic Training Program to be one of the first nationally recognized as an ASOP/NBCOBT Registered…