Apply foot casts

Description

Order, and cover patients’ legs, ankles and feet with foot casts and walking braces. These protect and support the lower leg and foot following fractures or injuries and reduce injury healing time.

Alternative labels

apply leg casts
apply foot-casts
apply foot and leg casts
administer the application of foot casts
build foot casts
apply foot cast

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

occupation-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Apply foot casts is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Apply foot casts is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Podiatry assistant: Podiatry assistants help the podiatrist by carrying out supportive tasks such as assisting in diagnosing and treating the disorders, diseases and deformities of the feet, advising people on foot care techniques and the importance of foot care for promoting better mobility and general well-being. They also perform small tasks such as cutting toe nails, applying plasters and general clerical duties.

 


 

References

  1. Apply foot casts – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022