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what is CAM?
health care practices not presently considered part of conventional medicine
In place of conventional medicine
alternative
used together with conventional medicine
complementary
practiced by holders of degrees in health professions
conventional
what are examples of mind-body interventions?
prayer, meditation
what type of CAM is herbs and dietary supplements?
biologically based practices
Give examples of alternative medical systems?
traditional chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, ayurveda
what type of CAM is therapeutic touch, qi gong, reiki
energy therapies
why should critical nurses have knowledge of CAM?
provide guidance
answer basic questions
refer patients
administer selected complimentary therapies
which herbal supplments are immune stimulants
echinacea
golden seal
which herbal supplement increases energy?
Ginseng
what is the function of Gingko?
increase cerebral blood flow
which herbal supplement prevents nausea?
ginger
what is the function of garlic?
decreases high lipid levels
antibiotic
antiviral
antifungal
anticoagulant
what is the function of glucosamine?
improves pain and movement in joints
what is the action of St. John Wort?
antidepressant and antianxiety
what does soy do to total cholesterol?
it lowers the levels
what is the main purpose of hydrotherapy?
lessen congestion
reduce inflammation
what are the effects of contrast bath?
vasodilation and vasoconstriction
phagocytic and immunity response
increase number and activity of leukocytes
reduce swelling
reduce pain in a distant part
what is the temperature for hot water?
105-110F
how often should you alternate cold and hot water in constrast bath?
6-8 times
true or false, start with hot and end with cold water.
true
if a patient has vascular disease i.e. diabetes what should be the maximum temperature?
103F
what is the temperature for hot foot bath?
100-110F
how often should you change the cold compressor for the forehead?
2-3min
how long should you continue treatment for hot foot bath?
30-60min
what are the contraindications of hot foot bath?
diabetes, insulin-dependent
buerger's disease
arteriosclerosis of lower extremities
loss of feeling in feet or legs
unconsciousness
true or false, you end with cold preceding a massage or during menstruation
False
how long should the paitent rest post fomentation?
one hour