This session provides an overview of holistic approaches that are successfully used with urology patients. Acupuncture, Reiki, naturopathic medicine, guided imagery and massage will be highlighted. The program highlights the process of adding CAM in a urology clinic as well as discusses and evaluates research and case studies for the use of guided imagery, massage and Reiki. In addition, there is discussion on pharmacognosy, pharmacology and interaction as it applies to the urology patient. Dietary patterns and natural recommendations for this patient population are included as well as the concepts of acupuncture, one of many methods used in Chinese Medicine to promote health, relieve pain and assist with urinary and gynecological disorders.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Discuss the process and reasoning of adding CAM to a urology clinic.
Explain the modalities of guided imagery, Reiki and clinical massage and the benefits for urology patients.
Describe naturopathic medicine and its use with urology patients.