Resources / Education
Department is committed to providing the best resources for both patients and staff. When a knowledgeable team delivers quality care, it results in successful patient outcomes.
Preoperative Patient Education
Healthcare works best when patients understand their surgery, choices, and are actively engaged in their care. The NWSH education staff has developed classes that focus on being prepared for total joint replacement surgery. Our nurse navigators have collaborated with pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians to create an educational experience that prepares patients for surgery. Nurse navigators continually partner with patients to offer support throughout the trajectory of care.
We offer in-person classes on a weekly basis.
For more information please call: 208-500-9813
Total Hip Surgery
Total Knee Surgery
Total Shoulder Surgery
Want to stop smoking or vaping, or help a loved one quit? We’re here for you every step of the way with tools, tips, and support. The important thing is to keep trying to quit until you quit for good.
To get started, call our clinic at 208-618-2570 and register for a series of Smoking Cessation Classes. You will attend a regular weekly class that helps keep you on track for success.
NWSH Educators in the Community
Northwest Specialty Hospital Education has partnered with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue in an effort to make our community a safer place. We take pride in helping others and understand the significance of staying involved through service projects and regional education initiatives.
Resources / Blog
Resources / Blog
At the NWSH Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic, we understand the profound impact of sleep apnea on your health, safety, and overall quality of life.
Inadequate sleep has been linked to a range of health issues, from obesity and depression to diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure
Some people are daunted by the thought of turning 50, but don’t let the number intimidate you. Instead, take stock of all you have accomplished and know that you still have many years ahead of you – in most cases, several decades!
Healthy eating habits in children are essential for their growth and development and for maintaining their energy levels and concentration in school.
Part of being a good citizen is supporting causes that improve the community, whether addressing homelessness, encouraging health and safety, or supporting youth activities.
Athol, Idaho, witnessed the opening of Northwest Urgent Care in March of this year, providing much-needed local healthcare services to residents of Athol and the surrounding communities.
Because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Northwest Specialty Hospital believes this is a timely opportunity to shed light on the unique concerns associated with cancer in children.
Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) Receives Coveted 5-Star Overall Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) proudly announces that it has been awarded a prestigious 5-Star Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Let’s explore some guidelines on when to consult a healthcare provider rather than attempting to manage the situation independently.