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Carleen XiongFollow

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17-8-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

17-8-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: In America, there is an increased interest and growth of integrative medicine (IM) with traditional medicine. Currently, effective IM models exist in lower acute care settings. Identifying these successful models and determining barriers in critical care can pave the way for evidence-based integration into acute critical care units.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore current research to examine effective IM models in acute care and recommend evidence-based practices that can be integrated in critical care settings given environment specific barriers.

Method: An integrative literature review was completed to research common traits of effective IM models and obstacles to critical care environments. Two databases were used to obtain relevant sources: PubMed and CINAHL Complete.

Results: IM practice within academic medical centers provides evidence-based models in lower acuity acute care settings that can effectively transfer to critical care environments. These seven locations encompass common elements that were successfully operational. Combining these elements with innovative actions can lead to optimal health.

Conclusions: To provide optimal healthcare for patients in critical care units, we need to merge evidence based practice with IM and conventional medicine. However, research and knowledge is lacking in this area.

Keywords: integrative medicine, alternative therapies, critical care, adult, and hospital.

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Aug 17th, 9:30 AM Aug 17th, 11:30 AM

An Examination of Effective Integrative Medicinal Models for Adult Critical Care: An Integrative Review of Literature

Abstract

Background: In America, there is an increased interest and growth of integrative medicine (IM) with traditional medicine. Currently, effective IM models exist in lower acute care settings. Identifying these successful models and determining barriers in critical care can pave the way for evidence-based integration into acute critical care units.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to explore current research to examine effective IM models in acute care and recommend evidence-based practices that can be integrated in critical care settings given environment specific barriers.

Method: An integrative literature review was completed to research common traits of effective IM models and obstacles to critical care environments. Two databases were used to obtain relevant sources: PubMed and CINAHL Complete.

Results: IM practice within academic medical centers provides evidence-based models in lower acuity acute care settings that can effectively transfer to critical care environments. These seven locations encompass common elements that were successfully operational. Combining these elements with innovative actions can lead to optimal health.

Conclusions: To provide optimal healthcare for patients in critical care units, we need to merge evidence based practice with IM and conventional medicine. However, research and knowledge is lacking in this area.

Keywords: integrative medicine, alternative therapies, critical care, adult, and hospital.