Class A Credits: 1
Course Launch Date: 11/17/21
Course Expires: 7/18/22
Acupressure and acupuncture work similarly to achieve a similar clinical effect for treating a variety of symptoms, especially regarding pain, nausea, or mental health conditions. The military has been using acupuncture to augment or replace pharmacologic agents for the same therapeutic effect, but without the side effects typically associated with those agents. As a result, servicemembers are able to reduce their pain and still be alert and fully functional on the battlefield. Similarly, nausea can be treated without medications, whether the servicemember is on a moving ship, pregnant, or having just had surgery. Nurse anesthetists taking part in this session will be introduced to the concept of acupuncture and understand what techniques they can incorporate into their current practice without having to undergo extensive additional training. These approaches include non-invasive variants of acupuncture such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and acupressure. Participants will also discover where they can learn more about what is often termed Medical Acupuncture, or acupuncture performed by practitioners within the Western medical paradigm. Comparisons will be made regarding how Medical Acupuncturists differ from practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Current regulatory observations regarding scope of practice will be discussed. Participants will be shown in detail how to perform ear acupressure for pain, including relevant anatomy, a brief theoretical basis for the technique, and what equipment is needed. Participants will also be shown in detail how to perform acupressure at the wrist for nausea, and to get patient feedback to indicate a proper therapeutic effect.
Note- This session was recorded during the 2021 Virtual Congress Live Stream Programming. Therefore, you will see committee member introductions and live question and answers.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.
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Chad Moore, DNP, CRNA, earned a Bachelor of Science Nursing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2004. After spending a few years as a telemetry and critical care nurse, Dr. Moore completed a Master of Science from Uniformed Services University and became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in 2010. Dr. Moore has served in the US Navy under austere conditions, such as the sole anesthesia provider on an aircraft carrier, then assigned to an overseas hospital as the Chief CRNA. In 2015, Dr. Moore completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice. In 2019, Dr. Moore became a certified healthcare simulation educator. He currently works with Uniformed Services University as a phase 2 site director, and with Texas Wesleyan University as an evidence-based practice educator.
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