Chapter 9: Alternative and Complementary Treatment Modalities My Nursing Test Banks

Chapter 9: Alternative and Complementary Treatment Modalities

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

____ 1. The home health nurse is informed by her patient that she is taking a herbal over-the-counter medication. What action should the nurse take with this information?

A.

This information is not part of the medication record.

B.

The nurse should document this information and add it to the patients medication list and notify the charge nurse of the change.

C.

Research the benefits of this medication before deciding if it should be added to medication record.

D.

Tell the patient that herbal medications are not considered safe to take.

____ 2. Reflexology is based on the massage of this body part:

A.

Hands.

B.

Feet.

C.

Spine.

D.

Temples.

____ 3. Reiki is a term that means:

A.

Universal life energy.

B.

Universal energy.

C.

Energizing the universe.

D.

Universal energy life.

____ 4. The three primary methods of sensory representations are:

A.

Visual auditory, and kinesthetic.

B.

Visual, auditory, and kindred.

C.

Visa, authority, and kinesthetic.

D.

Seeing, hearing, and smelling.

Completion

Complete each statement.

5. Important to the effectiveness of any type of treatment are the patients _______________.

6. The type of therapy that seeks a response through the sense of smell is known as __________________________.

7. _____________________________ therapy is done by massaging the feet of the patient to act upon pathways, unblocking and renewing energy flow.

Multiple Response

Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.

____ 8. The side effects of ginkgo biloba include (select all that apply):

A.

Bleeding.

B.

Nausea and vomiting.

C.

Diarrhea.

D.

Fishy reflux.

E.

Headache.

____ 9. It is helpful as a nurse to be able to recognize the channel through which your patient communicates if following the primary sensory representation philosophy. Your patient Tamaras sensory representation is visual. Determine which terms would identify visual sensory and (select all that apply):

A.

An eyeful.

B.

An earful.

C.

In light of.

D.

In view of.

E.

Hang in there.

____ 10. When teaching patients taking St. Johns wort about drug and food interactions, the nurse will inform them of the following precautions (select all that apply):

A.

Avoid foods containing large amounts of tyramine.

B.

Eat adequate amounts of meat and cheese.

C.

Increase the length of time in sunlight.

D.

Consult your physician before taking any over-the-counter flu and cold medications.

E.

It may decrease the effects of MAOIs.

Chapter 9: Alternative and Complementary Treatment Modalities

Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: B

The charge nurse and the physicians need to know the over-the-counter medications that the patient is taking, especially when the patient is taking other prescribed medications or there is a pending surgery. These need to be included on the medication list.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Common Complementary and Alternative Treatments; page 147

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Pharmacology | Cognitive Level: Application | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies: Medication Administration

2. ANS: B

Reflexology is based on the belief that energy pathways and zones cross the body and the feet are connected to vital organs.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Massage, Energy, and Touch; page 150

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Treatment | Cognitive Level: Knowledge | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions

3. ANS: A

Reiki is performed with touch, a process where energy is drawn along the bodys meridians.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Massage, Energy, and Touch; page 150

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Treatment | Cognitive Level: Knowledge | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions

4. ANS: A

These are the three major methods of sensory representations of the different channels that people use in their environment and with other people .

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Common Complementary and Alternative Treatments-Primary Sensory Representation; page 152

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning

COMPLETION

5. ANS:

beliefs

Everyone has a different way of viewing the world, and our beliefs and emotions impact the bodys function, even on a cellular level.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Mind, Body, and Belief; page 144

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health | Cognitive Level: Comprehension | Client Need: Psychosocial Integrity: Religious and Spiritual Influences on Health

6. ANS:

aromatherapy

Aromatherapy provides treatment by both the direct pharmacological effects of aromatic substances and the indirect effect of certain smells in mood and affect.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Aromatherapy; page 145-146

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Treatment | Cognitive Level: Knowledge | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions

7. ANS:

Reflexology

Reflexology is based upon the belief that energy pathways and zones cross the body, connecting vital organs and body parts.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Common Complementary and Alternative Treatments; page 150

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Complementary and Alternative Therapy | Cognitive Level: Knowledge | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions

MULTIPLE RESPONSE

8. ANS: A, B, C, E

Nurses need to know it is important to advise the patient to consult with their doctors before attempting to take herbal supplements.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Common Complementary and Alternative Treatments; Table 9-1, Common Herbal and Dietary Therapies; page 148

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Pharmacology | Cognitive Level: Comprehension | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies: Adverse Effects/Contraindications/Side Effects/Interactions

9. ANS: A, C, D

Paying attention to speech pattern gives the nurse information on how the person processes information. This can be useful to achieve more effective communication with the patient. Visual representation makes reference to any words associated with vision such as light, view, and eyeful.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Primary Sensory Representation; Table 9-2, Representational Systems Predicates; page 153

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Therapeutic Communication | Cognitive Level: Application | Client Need: Psychosocial Integrity: Therapeutic Communication

10. ANS: A, D

St Johns wort is known to cause photo sensitivity and may increase the effects of MAOIs and cold/flu medications.

PTS: 1

REF: Chapter 9: Complementary and Alternative Treatment Modalities; Table 9-1, Common Herbal and Dietary Therapies; page 149

KEY: Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Content Area: Mental Health: Complementary and Alternative Therapy/Pharmacology | Cognitive Level: Evaluation | Client Need: Physiological Integrity: Non-Pharmacological Comfort Interventions

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