Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Beginners Nursing
Perioperative Nursing
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 In this lesson, we will discuss the difference between complementary and alternative medicine practices.  We will identify types of both practices and look at both the benefits and potential complications that can occur.  Finally, we will review several types of medical ideologies and how clients may apply them to their healthcare practices.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Define CAM
  2. List examples of complementary treatment methods
  3. Identify methods to include complimentary treatments as nursing interventions
  4. Recognize potential side effects of using complementary treatments  
  5. Describe client teaching for aromatherapy
  6. Differentiate between different medical ideologies

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