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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182837
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Never Underestimate the Power of a Complement
Author(s):
Kobelt, Paula
Author Details:
Paula Kobelt, MSN, RN, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: pkobelt@ohiohealth.com
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: According to the literature, there is a growing trend in the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in our country. The documented benefits of complementary therapies include: reducing pain, stress and anxiety, increasing relaxation, providing comfort, strengthening the immune system and promoting a quicker recovery. Our institution recognizes the importance of complementary therapies and is a leader in making them available through our Complementary Therapies Program. This resource which provides therapies at the bedside at no charge to the patient includes: healing touch, massage therapy, animal assisted activity visits, drumming experiences and inpatient TV stations programmed for guided imagery and relaxation scenery and music. Our nurses positively impact patient care by offering and encouraging the use of complementary therapies. One highlight of our program is a visit by one of our four-legged, "Welcome Waggin" volunteers. These thoroughly trained animal assisted activity teams provide hundreds of hours of calming and friendly interactions with our patients. Other Highlights include healing touch and message therapy. Many of our nurses have received healing touch training and will readily offer healing touch to our patients throughout their stay. Nurses also consult with our massage therapists to plan and coordinate specialized message sessions for patients. Our patients tell us that these hands on resources provide them with restful sleep and welcomed deep relaxation. By using the rich variety of complementary therapy resources available, the nurses in our institution are able meet the spiritual and emotional needs of each patient while enhancing their individualized care.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNever Underestimate the Power of a Complementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKobelt, Paulaen_US
dc.author.detailsPaula Kobelt, MSN, RN, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: pkobelt@ohiohealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182837-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: According to the literature, there is a growing trend in the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in our country. The documented benefits of complementary therapies include: reducing pain, stress and anxiety, increasing relaxation, providing comfort, strengthening the immune system and promoting a quicker recovery. Our institution recognizes the importance of complementary therapies and is a leader in making them available through our Complementary Therapies Program. This resource which provides therapies at the bedside at no charge to the patient includes: healing touch, massage therapy, animal assisted activity visits, drumming experiences and inpatient TV stations programmed for guided imagery and relaxation scenery and music. Our nurses positively impact patient care by offering and encouraging the use of complementary therapies. One highlight of our program is a visit by one of our four-legged, "Welcome Waggin" volunteers. These thoroughly trained animal assisted activity teams provide hundreds of hours of calming and friendly interactions with our patients. Other Highlights include healing touch and message therapy. Many of our nurses have received healing touch training and will readily offer healing touch to our patients throughout their stay. Nurses also consult with our massage therapists to plan and coordinate specialized message sessions for patients. Our patients tell us that these hands on resources provide them with restful sleep and welcomed deep relaxation. By using the rich variety of complementary therapy resources available, the nurses in our institution are able meet the spiritual and emotional needs of each patient while enhancing their individualized care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:42:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:42:19Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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