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Nursing2015

February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 78 - 78

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  • CAROL O. LONG RN, PHD

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    YOU'RE ADMITTING Mr. McGeorge to the preoperative holding area when his wife reveals that he's been taking several over-the-counter herbal and alternative medicine products. Unsure about what impact these products would have on his pending hernia surgery—and knowing little about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—you hesitate.

    Would you be prepared to address these concerns? If you're unfamiliar with CAM, tap into these reliable Web sites to improve your knowledge about some of the common and not-so-common products that you may encounter in the clinical setting.

    One major authoritative Web site is the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at http://nccam.nih.gov . Located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NCCAM facilitates, conducts, and disseminates biomedical research. Key headings of interest include Health Information, Research, Training, Clinical Trials, ...

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