The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian hosted its first symposium on spinal care, and New York Presbyterian nurse practitioner Maria Farrow was able to attend the event, held in May during Nurses Week.
“It was especially wonderful that nurses and nurse practitioners were well represented among the presenters,” says Farrow. The Spine Symposium brought together spine nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals that make up the multidisciplinary teams used to take care of patients at the Spine Hospital.
Participants learned the latest in spine care, including techniques for managing pain after surgery and the benefits of exercise during recovery. Farrow also says she was able to interact with the speakers and get hands-on experience with a variety of new devices, all while earning continuing education credits.