What is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?
CAM are non-conventional therapies that help heal the client or promote health.
What are the most common CAMs?
Most common CAMs are:
- tai chi
- relaxation techniques
What is a very common reason a client may use CAM?
to control pain symptoms
Many herbs increase the risk of _____________.
BLEEDING, BLEEDING, BLEEDING
What are 2 nursing considerations for a client taking herbs?
If a client is taking herbs:
- always ask if using herbs and which types
- tell client to discontinue several weeks before surgery due to risk of bleeding