While working as a staff nurse in the Cardiac & Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, Amanda Uva MSN, RN, ACNPC-AG saw firsthand how well interventional approaches to pain management helped patients recover.
Amanda joined the National Spine and Pain Centers in the summer 2018 after completing her master’s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. “I’m excited for the chance to improve patients’ quality of life by creating individualized plans to treat their acute and chronic pain,” she said.
Amanda also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and in biology from Roanoke College in Virginia.
With a passion for helping to improve patients lives and restoring function, her previous work experience includes a clinical nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, a part time faculty member at St. George’s University in Grenada and as an emergency department staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
“I strive to stay up to date with the best treatments in order to provide patients with the best options to treat their pain and meet their goals,” she said.
Medication management is an important part of treating pain and Amanda believes it is extremely useful when used appropriately. Medication can be a great addition to the multimodal approach.
Amanda knows each patient interaction is individualized. “It is important to work closely with each patient to listen and understand their goals and to work collaboratively to tailor treatments to meet those goals,” she said.
When Amanda is not helping patients, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family by going outdoors to hike and sail.
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