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Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 3.0
Price: $8.97
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 6/26/2017
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Course Description
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of conditions. Health teams need to be familiar with the growing body of research and the conditions that acupuncture is known to more effectively treat. To provide nurses and health associates knowledge about acupuncture as a form of complementary and integrated healthcare.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. History of Acupuncture
  3. Theory and Practice of Acupuncture
  4. Examining Evidence and Theories
    1. How does acupuncture work?
    2. Placebo effect
  5. The Effectiveness of Acupuncture
    1. Post-operative pain
    2. Nausea and vomiting
    3. Headache
    4. Osteoarthritis
    5. Lower back pain
  6. Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Disorders
  7. Contraindications, Complications and Adverse Effects of Acupuncture
  8. Summary
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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