Can a multidisciplinary approach to back pain reduce opioid addiction? That’s what Director of Physical Therapy Evan Johnson, PT, DPT and nurse practitioner Jane Kostadinov, NP, CNRN asked attendees during their panel at Columbia’s Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Day.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (CUIMC/NYP) created the Columbia Commons Campus-Wide Interprofessional Practice and Education Day, or IPE Day, to bring together professionals from all areas of healthcare to talk about ways to improve patient care by working across disciplines. In other words, teamwork results in better patient care.
This type of collaborative care is near and dear to Dr. Johnson and NP Kostadinov’s hearts because it’s exactly how they and their team manage patient care at The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York. The Spine Hospital is one of the few facilities in the nation where you will find neurosurgeons, nurses and physical therapists working together as a team, under the same roof.