Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

Spine Pre-Op ClassesPatients who plan to undergo Spine Surgery are expected by their spine surgeon to attend the Spine Pre-Op Class.

This program will help you to better understand what to expect with your spine surgery.

This class provides education by the nurse navigator for specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, equipment requirements, and post-operative care. We strongly recommend and welcome your support person who will be with you after surgery.

These classes are available multiple times per month, and are coordinated and taught by Backus Hospital Nursing Navigators.

Spine Surgery In-Person Pre-Op Class

These in-person classes are designed to educate patients on what occurs before, during and after hospitalization. The nurse navigators provide specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, equipment requirements, insurance restriction and post-operative care. We have classes scheduled for multiple days, times and locations. Class is designated for patients having a Spine surgery.

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Class Location: Backus Medical Office Building (MOB) 330 Washington Street Norwich, Ground-Level Conference Room #130. Enter through the MOB entrance, walk straight down the hallway past the Quest lab - the conference room is on the right before the double doors.

Spine Surgery Online Pre-Op Class

In the event you are unable to attend the in-person the Spine Pre-Op Class, we also offer an online version through your Force Therapeutics account.

  1. You will receive a “Welcome Email” from Force Therapeutics. Please follow the prompts to create a password and log in.
  2. Beginning 30 days before your surgery, when you log in to your Force account you will see an option to view your online joint class within your to-do-list. Simply click on the class title to begin.

The Force Therapeutics online class is a convenient option for those patients who are unable to attend an in-person session. You will receive important education regarding how to prepare and recover from surgery. You must complete the entire class; however, it is not necessary to complete the class in one sitting.

Force Therapeutics will have additional information that will help ensure that you have a smooth surgery and recovery. Please be sure to keep up to date with your Force Therapeutics care instructions as they help better prepare you for the things you need to do before, during, and after surgery!

Please contact Backus Hospital at 860.889.8331 ext 3810 or 860.303.4052 to schedule a class no less than two weeks prior to your surgery.

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