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.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Education Department of CE for PT and PTA from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 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.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT 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; 15S2354 for 12/03/15 to 12/03/16).
The FL PT 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; CP150023690 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27025 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16).
The TN PT Association for Class 1 CE 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; 2209 for 12/06/15 to 12/05/16).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE002766 for 01/14/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004231 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006364 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 172-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 725-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-391 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT 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 IL PT Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required CE 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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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
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