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PRELICENSURE STUDENT NURSING COMPETENCIES IN
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

  • Incorporate assessment of CAM practices into standard history and physical examinations
    - Elicit information about CAM use
    - Recognize cultural differences underlying the use of CAM therapies

  • Describe indications and safety issues for selected CAM therapies
    - Describe indications for selected CAM therapies
    - Gain familiarity with known interactions, contraindications, and adverse effects of   commonly used CAM therapies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research and/or evidence base to support the safety and efficacy of selected CAM therapies
    - Identify scientific and consumer information resources for selected CAM therapies
    - Evaluate credibility of CAM research and resources

  • Apply knowledge of the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of CAM therapies in patient care management
    - Assist patients in making informed decisions on the use of CAM therapies
    - Incorporate knowledge of known indications, contraindications, and adverse effects   of commonly used CAM therapies into patient care

  • Acquire knowledge for working in a collaborative manner with CAM practitioners
    - Describe the training, licensing, and credentialing of CAM practitioners



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