Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Modalities

Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Modalities

Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Modalities

Released In December Of 2008 From The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Were Findings That 38% Of Adults Use CAM [Complementary And Alternative Medical] Health Care Modalities.

Released in December of 2008 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were findings that 38% of adults use CAM [complementary and alternative medical] health care modalities.

Construct a professional paper that outlines how the use of the following CAM health care modalities impacts the cardiovascular system.




4.St. John’s Wort


For each of the modalities the discussion must include:

1.effect on the cardiovascular system

2.anticipated benefits

3.any identified risks or adverse effects

4.relative patient education

5.supporting reference from scholarly literature.

Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Modalities


•Prepare and submit a minimum of a 6 page paper pages [excluding title and reference pages].

•Format consistent with APA style without an abstract page.

•Answer all the questions above.

•Please review the rubric to ensure that your assignment meets criteria.

•Submit the following documents to the Submit Assignments/Assessments area: ?Assignment: Cardiac Impact

Consider the following scenario:

A 16-year-old male presents for a sports participation examination. He has no significant medical history and no family history suggestive of risk for premature cardiac death. The patient is examined while sitting slightly recumbent on the exam table and the advanced practice nurse appreciates a grade II/VI systolic murmur heard loudest at the apex of the heart. Other physical findings are within normal limits, the patient denies any cardiovascular symptoms, and a neuromuscular examination is within normal limits. He is cleared with no activity restriction. Later in the season he collapses on the field and dies.

To Prepare

Review the scenario provided, as well as Chapter 25 in the Huether and McCance text. Consider how you would diagnose and prescribe treatment for the patient.

Select one of the following patient factors: genetics, ethnicity, or behavior. Reflect on how the factor you selected might impact diagnosis and prescription of treatment for the patient in the scenario.