PRI’s first affiliate course, PRI Integration for the Home Health Clinician was a wonderful success! A big thank you to Jacob Mullin and First Call Home Health in Salem for being such a great host and for encouraging PRI to develop this course. Also thank you to Emily Soiney and Shelly DeRuiter for so ably assisting me. Attendees included both home health professionals (including nurses) and other outpatient/hospital-based clinicians that regularly work with geriatric patients.
Our new geriatric assessment tests and the new appendix material were a big hit. The appendix includes a new 4 page Positioning Program, a 16 technique Group Exercise Progression, an 18 item Functional Routine recommendation sheet and 73 new PRI non-manual techniques divided into bed, recliner, seated, transfer, and standing sections. So great to be teaching such a meaningful course for the geriatric population!
Feedback from course attendees:
“Loved the practicality and simplicity. Excellent for higher level patients as well as geriatrics.”
“Even as an acute inpatient and outpatient PT I felt all the rehab objectives were met. Great photo handouts, great manual and I loved the EBP part at the end.”
“Although this class was geared towards geriatrics, I found it to be the most applicable PRI class so far for the prevention of injury in all age groups- pediatrics, young athletes, etc. And the interventions are easy to apply. Thanks!”
“Thank you James for your “outside of the box” thinking and for your hardwork in creating this course and manual- you are changing a lot of lives.”
“Loved the course, the manual is great and the application was wonderful. So happy for all the good photos we can use with our patients.”
“Excellent material and presentation, combining information from several PRI courses for home health application.”
“From an Occupational Therapist’s perspective, this course was excellent. Thank you.”
And, here are some photos from the course this past weekend!