Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's spine education classes prepare patients for surgery: 5 notes

Practice Management

Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital provides mandatory spine education classes for patients undergoing surgery, according to KHTS AM 1220.

Here are five notes:


1. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's neurosurgeons and spine surgeons require their patients take the classes.


2. A joint and spine clinical nurse navigator teaches the classes, which offer insight into pre-surgery all the way through recovery.


3. Specifically, patients learn about the following topics, among others:


• Surgery details
• Rehabilitation
• Precautions following surgery
• Pain management
• Wound care
• Surgical infection prevention


4. The classes include a Q&A session as well as implant model demonstrations.


5. Upon class completion, patients receive a lesson guidebook, a wash kit for pre-surgery and a spine surgery clinical pathway.


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