Kunming LIH SkyCity Hospital clinicians attended a special interdisciplinary core competency building training program on February 7. This 5-day internal training program was conducted by the lead instructor, Dr. Fengyi Kuo. The objective of the training program was to equip clinical staff with interdisciplinary core competencies to ensure professional service provision at an international standard. Some of the topics covered included clinical reasoning, clinical documentation, family-centered care and goal writing, professionalism and ethics, confidentiality, patient handling, and postural assessment. Special guest speaker, LIH Healthcare consultant Dr. Ching-chun Lin, Senior Clinical Instructor and Physical Therapist from Taiwan Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, affiliated teaching hospital of Kaohsiung Medical University, presented a special session on International Classificiation of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). During the training, three SkyCity Hospital senior therapists, Marla Balzer (PT), Peter Drzymala (OT), and Liliane Akiki (PT) provided their expertise on patient handling and safety transfers through various lectures and demonstrations as well.
The training not only provided trainees a solid understanding of clinical reasoning and disciplinary work but also various hands-on practice opportunities and many case studies for group discussion. Work groups within the training were based on an interdisciplinary team approach consisting of members from different specialties. As a result, the trainees enhanced their awareness of disciplinary team work culture and experienced the process of reaching an interdisciplinary solution and performing case analysis from perspectives other than their own. The training program garnered a lot of positive feedback, with one clinician commenting, ““This is a perfect training experience, very much appreciate for Dr. Kuo’ specific explanations and in-depth insights on clinical reasoning. Her teaching is very professional and thorough.”
The program’s lead instructor, Dr. Fengyi Kuo, is an experienced occupational therapy faculty member and clinician who has served as a visiting professor at Indiana University/IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in Indianapolis, US. She has also served at University of Indianapolis (Indiana, US), Gannon University (Pennsylvania, US), and MetroHealth Medical Center (Ohio, US). Fengyi serves on the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Childhood Obesity Prevention and Health Promotion Work Group. Fengyi maintains several professional credentials and advanced certifications, which include Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT), and Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery.
LIH Heatlhcare is dedicated to introducing advanced international rehabilitation techniques, cutting- edge services, and quality healthcare management models. Kunming LIH SkyCity Rehabilitation Hospital, a 14,000 square meter facility with 104 beds, officially opened in March 2017 and is working toward CARF standards. The hospital has an international team of consulting clinicians, as well as the leading rehabilitation technology and a high-quality healthcare environment. In addition, LIH SkyCity has established a partnership with the Department of Neurological, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics Rehabilitation, and Pain Management at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical College, one of the largest resident training centers in the US. The hospital also partners with the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics department of Children Specialized Hospital (New Jersey, US), the largest children rehabilitation hospital in the US.