Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey showed that about 34% of American adults and 12% of children use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Because of consumers’ heightened interest in complementary treatments and their widening use, anecdotal efficacy and growing supportive research evidence, nursing and medical schools across the country now offer courses in CAM interventions and practices. Nurses and other healthcare professionals can expect questions from their patients about these complementary therapies, so they need to be informed and comfortable enough to discuss these unique approaches.
The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists with current practice uses of some of the most popular complementary and integrative healthcare modalities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify the importance of integrating complementary and alternative medicine with conventional medicine
- List three reasons why patients seek complementary healthcare treatment
- Distinguish 10 different complementary therapies
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 1/10/2012 to 1/10/2014 and 2/15/2014 to 2/15/2016.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.
This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.
This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.