Data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey showed that about 38% 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, 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
ContinuingEducation.com is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
ContinuingEducation.com is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
ContinuingEducation.com is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2014.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S1760 for 11/29/11 to 11/29/12, 12S2089 for 11/30/12 to 11/30/13; 13S1857 for 12/01/13 to 12/01/14; 14S1703 for 12/02/14 to 12/02/15).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP110017869 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CP120018041 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019759 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140021507 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4111 for 12/06/11 to 12/05/12, 4808 for 12/06/12 to 12/05/13; 5256 for 12/06/13 to 12/05/14; 5820 for 12/06/14 to 12/05/15).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002766 for 01/14/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004231 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 172-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 725-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4100 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 437-4596 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
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