CPT’s Mark Spivak Speaks to the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
September 24, 2017
CPT’s founder and Head Trainer Mark Spivak presented at the September 23 meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) held on the education campus of Egleston Children’s Hospital. The NAON is a 7,000 plus member nonprofit professional association whose primary mission is to advance the highest standards of musculoskeletal nursing by providing education, promoting research, and encouraging productive communication.
Mark spoke to approximately 40 nurses from the Atlanta Chapter. The subject was how the customized CPT Service Dog Program improves the quality of life of orthopedically or neurologically impaired patients. Mark discussed the unique process conducted by CPT, including introductory interviews, contracting, candidate dog selection, training program selection, board training protocols, Hands-On training protocols, handler training, maintenance training, and follow-up. Mark also showed photographs of highly trained dogs and dogs in-training and showed a video of a CPT trained service dog, where the dog indelibly changed the life of the recipient.
For more information about the CPT Service Dog Program, please contact CPT via email or by phone (404-236-2150).