ICPAN survey intended for practicing perioperative Anaesthetic and Recovery/Perianaesthesia Nurses.

Background
The inclusion of approved Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques during the perioperative period offers the nurse additional holistic treatment options to manage patients’ anxiety and discomfort. CAM can also empower the patient to actively contribute to his or her care and recovery. In addition, “The use of multimodal therapy encourages practitioners to explore more than just standard opioids for pain management” (Trail‐Mahan et al, 2013, p. 279). CAM use helps to minimize side effects and supports synergistic analgesic effects.

The 5 basic CAM categories
* Mind‐body therapies: yoga, meditation, tai chi, qi gong, guided imagery, aromatherapy
* Manipulative/movement therapies: massage, chiropractic, reflexology
* Energy therapies: Reiki, healing touch, magnet therapy
* Biologically based therapies: special diets, vitamin and herbal supplements
* Homeopathy: Poor evidence base to support use, key concepts not consistent with current scientific understanding, particularly chemistry and physics

Reference: Trail‐Mahan, T., Mao, C‐L., & Bawel‐Brinkley, K. (2013). Complementary and alternative medicine: nurses’ attitudes and knowledge. Pain Management Nursing, 14(4), 277‐286. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2011.06.001

This brief 10-question audit aims to assess current use of complementary therapies in the perianaesthesia nursing practice setting. Your consent to voluntarily participate in this web based audit is provided when you press "OK" and proceed to the first survey question. Answer collection is set to the anonymous mode for protection of participants' privacy. All survey data will be destroyed after responses have been analyzed and reported at ICPAN 2019 in Cancun, Mexico in November 2019.

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* 2. Please select the nursing education that you have completed (may choose more than one response):

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* 3. Number of years worked in perianaesthesia nursing:

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* 4. Type of facility in which you work (may choose more than one answer):

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* 5. Phase of care in which you work most often:
*Phase 1 considered a critical care area in which close patient monitoring is performed until transfer of care according to treatment plan
+ Phase 2 involves the transitional period between intensive observation and discharge to home or to a Phase 3 nursing observation unit.

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* 6. Have you received education on the use of complementary care/CAM in clinical nursing practice?

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* 7. Have you tried any of the complementary therapies for personal wellness?

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* 8. Excluding the heat and cold therapy often included in surgical patient care, what other complementary care methods are being offered to patients in your work environment? (choose all that apply):

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* 9. Is a physician order needed to use the complementary therapy with a patient?

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* 10. Do workplace barriers prevent the perianaesthesia nurse from integrating complementary care methods into patient care?

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