Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Specialty Spine Online Course

  • Category: OnDemand & Webinars
  • Published On: Jun 20, 2017
  • Expires On: Jun 25, 2020

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Rick Placide, MD, PT

Corri Payton, BSN, MSN, ANP


Eric Buchl, PA-C

Christopher Madson, REPT, CNIM

John Metzler, MD

Tabitha Stith, ARNP

Ryan Tauzell, MA, PT, MDT

Sherri Weiser, PhD

Greg Whitcomb, DC

There are relatively few educational opportunities for nurses who wish to participate in spine care specialty training. For those taking care of patients with spine pathology, a fundamental knowledge base and a similar language and terminology will enhance communication among practitioners and ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. This one-day course will review spine anatomy and terminology.

There will be discussion about various spine pathologies and procedures. Participants will be introduced to topics related to physical exam, perioperative complications, psychosocial aspects of perioperative care and pain management. A multidisciplinary faculty will present information about the role of interventional spine techniques, physical therapy and chiropractic care. Faculty will emphasize the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients with spine pathology.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy of the Spine
  • Introduction to Spine Terminology/Pathology
  • Introduction to Surgical Procedures
  • Introduction to the Spine Imaging
  • Introduction to the Physical Exam
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Perioperative Spine Care
  • Physical Therapy/Chiropractic Care of the Spine
  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Patient Positioning in the OR
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
  • Spinal Fusion Biology
  • Postop Pain Management, Pharmacology Review
  • Postop Complications
  • Bedside Exam of the Spine Patient