Dr. Rich Atkin PT, DPT, MSPT, CEAS I&II
"Therapy for the Individual"
Dr. Rich Atkin is a Physical Therapist specializing in safe patient handling and mobility in the healthcare setting. He has been instructing Nursing and Therapy personnel for over 9 years regarding safety in the rehab, hospital, SNF, and other areas of patient care. He is a practicing Rehab Therapist specializing in stroke and neurological conditions. With 18 years of experience in most therapy settings, he has helped hundreds of individuals from the most challenging transfers to the most basic; from overall safety to job satisfaction, or culture changes at work to preventing injuries. Ergonomic intervention and safety for the healthcare provider are two key elements when caring for others in any setting.
We use a 0-10 scale when participants evaluate the CEU- we have had over 100 10/10 evaluations!! We feel the course is worthwhile, practical and beneficial in many settings- and so have attendees!
-“This taught me things I haven't learned in 30 years of nursing
-“The class was Very Helpful”
-“I felt this inservice taught me safer and easier ways to transfer pts. These techniques make me feel safer than the ones I've been taught in the past”
-“This is innovative and would help greatly reduce staff injuries and increase patient confidence with transferring”
-“Well presented with hands on-excellant”
-”Instructor knew the techniques very much, well prepared, well explained.”
“I wish I had this sooner!”
-”I think all employees should have this class”
-”very helpful tips and reminders for protecting myself”
-”It was great training”
-”This was an excellent presentation”
-”Eye opener training...need more time for the session”
-”Very good and beneficial”
-”This was a great course. I learned so much!”
-"The videos were excellent"
-"I wish I had known this when I first graduated in 1978!"
-"Very personable. Great explanations"
-"you really helped me for my future in healthcare!"
-"Very engaging and enthusiasm and real life application was appreciated."
-"The video clips were great and the hands on"
-Very informative and realistic"
-"I would have loved to have learned this earlier and in school!"
-“very informative and interesting!” -“I liked all of the hands-on (training)”
-“I recommend this class to others” -“Rich was very informative, enthusiastic, and made the course very fun with the demonstrations! Excellant insctructor and course!” -“Very effective and informative course that all healthcare workers need to learn.”
-”Everyone was very informed and presented well.”
-This course should be marketed to OT and PT grad schools!”
-”learned valuable techniques that I can apply immediately.”
-”loved this class and learned a lot!”
-Excellant presenter/teacher and relates to each participant. Every hospital and nursing home should send staff to this course.- "Awesome job"
-"I liked your take of transfers and body mechanics. I will use the one handed transfer technique for the rest of my career."
-"Practical solutions for encouraging employers to spend tine/money on SPHM and equip."
-"I would not change this course. I loved the video/hands on activities. I learned so much on transfers, it was one of the most informative and helpful courses i have been to!"
-"I really like the videos you showed to provide examples, as well as that you bring in beds, resources, etc to use during practice."
-"Good course schedule, excellent presenter/teacher and relates to each participant. Every hospital and NH should send staff to this course. Thank you for sharing your expertise and impacting quality of life for me with the safe practices I've learned."
-"This was my favorite CEU ever!! I appreciate the comfortable atmosphere that Rich established from the beginning- esp for the hands inexperience, very personable, knowledgeable and friendly!"
-"This was an amazing course, I learned so much and am excited to implement this into my treatments."
-"Very great course! Very informative."
-"This course was good because the presenter actually uses the info and techniques in real life."
-"This course needs to be marketed to PT school curriculum, RN/OT, administrators in the staff safety dept."
-"This has ben one of the most useful and informative CE's I've attended."
-"Excellent presentation with great videos and demonstration!"
-"I found this course to be very informative and the hands-on training solidifies the validity of the training. I will be using the techniques learned today."
-"Great presentation! I loved that it was informal and interactive, 2 thumbs up :)"
-"Overall great information, great techniques, very excited to try at my facility."