Self Assessment Exam
TO EARN TWO MCE CREDITS
- Read the article on pages 160–165.
- Complete the examination.
- Submit your completed examination to the Academy per the directions on the next page.
The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to usecomplete sentences. All questions refer to the article, “The Effectiveness of a Modified Icex Casting Technique Based on Circumferential: Change in Residual Limb Volume” by Jonathan D. Day, CPO, LPO.
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Quiz – The Effectiveness of a Modified Icex Casting Technique Based on Circumferential Change in Residual Limb Volume, Jonathan D. Day, CPO, LPO
[Correct response indicated in bold font.]
- [Select the correct response.] According to the article, ______________ a residual limb is crucial to producing a well-fitting prosthetic socket.
(True or False) ______________ Prosthetists base their selection and application of a particular casting technique both on their anecdotal experience and on their foundational education.
[Select the correct response.] Based on existing literature, _____________ scientific evidence exists to guide a prosthetist’s choice of casting technique.
- A. designing
- B. adjusting
- C. casting
[Select the correct response.] The air bladder and pump are connected and the bladder is pressurized to about _____________ while the plaster cup is _____________.
- A. little-to-no
- B. a moderate amount of
- C. a plethora of
(True or False) ____________ Five-inch rigid plaster is used to apply two layers over the residual limb, minimizing any overlap through a shift technique.
[Select the correct response.] Large areas of overlap and using too many layers of plaster ____________ the effectiveness of the pressure bladder.
- A. 10 mm Hg…drying
- B. 20 mm Hg…curing
- C. 20 mm Hg…settling
- D. 10 mm Hg…hardening
(True or False) _______________ Only patients who underwent a unilateral transtibial amputation and were cast using the Icex casting procedure were included in the study.
(True or False) ______________ Most of the 82 amputations included in the study were caused by diabetes or trauma.
[Select the correct response.] The mean volume reduction produced by the pressurized casting technique was statistically significant at ___________ level(s).
- A. increases
- B. maintains
- C. reduces
(True or False) ______________ The volume reduction impacted the effectiveness of the casting technique, but it did not change the shape of the residuum.
[Select the correct response.] The impact of vacuum-assisted casting on the residual limb’s volume is ____________.
- A. one
- B. two
- C. all three
(True or False) _____________ The difference in volume reduction is attributed to the amount of bone present and limited soft tissue in the proximal region of the residuum.
- A. measurable
- B. quantifiable
- C. unknown
Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 80 percent to earn two MCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20 for Academy members, $50 nonmembers) to: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 1331 H Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20005. The examination must be received by the Academy within three years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.
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