All Things PRN for SNFs

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 Leigh Ann Porter, MA, CCC-SLP & Kelly Zarifa, MA, CCC-SLP
SLP life in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can be challenging - but PRN life in a SNF is a whole different type of special. Kelly is joining Leigh Ann to discuss resources available to help manage expectations around productivity, materials for therapy and assessments, and other considerations related to how SNFs operate. Check out for links to the resources mentioned in the episode.

By the conclusion of this Podcourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify pros and cons of being a PRN SLP in a SNF setting
  2. Identify materials/resources that are helpful for PRN SLPs who are working in a SNF setting 

About Leigh Ann: Leigh Ann earned her master’s in Communication Sciences from the University of Central Florida in 2013, and has enjoyed being an SLP ever since. While at UCF, Leigh Ann was part of a grant to prepare SLPs to work with English Language Learners, earning a graduate certificate of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Leigh Ann now resides in Kansas City where she divides her time working across outpatient, acute, and inpatient rehab settings. She has presented for ASHA CEUs to regional SLPs on topics such as how the respiratory system and cough influence dysphagia, a review of the literature on dysphagia exercises, and generating measurable dysphagia goals. For multidisciplinary continuing education with PTs and OTs, Leigh Ann has presented on topics such as Cognitive Retraining with an emphasis on memory strategies, and the SLP’s scope of practice & making appropriate patient referrals to the SLP. 

About Kelly:  Kelly is doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas studying adult neurologic speech and language disorders with a secondary area of study in gerontology. Clinically, she is a practicing speech–language pathologist working with populations across the lifespan. She has worked as a PRN speech-language pathologist at several skilled nursing facilities, currently serving in a traditional “as- needed” role in one SNF and as the primary SLP with PRN status at another SNF. 

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:
1-7: Welcome and Background
7-16: Pros and Cons of PRN in SNF
16-19: Expectations and Productivity
19-36: Therapy & Evaluation Considerations 
36-48: Facility Trainings, Stay Current with Research, & Resources to Assist. 
48-60: Question and Answer


Disclosure Statement for Megan Berg:

Financial: Megan Berg is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Kelly Zarifa:

Financial: Kelly Zarifa is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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