3:45 – 4:30 PM
In this presentation, Dr. Brett will identify safety issues and best practices solutions for acupuncture and related techniques. She will combine evidence from the literature review with reports of adverse events and malpractice cases in the US to clearly identify protocols and practices as “critical,” “strongly recommended,” and “recommended” for acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, electroacupuncture, gua sha, and bleeding techniques. The presenter will discuss the differences between adverse events, side effects and errors. She will also discuss the difference between “standard practices” and “best practices.”
The presenter will update participants on the proper use of disinfectants for office surfaces and reusable medical devices (cups, gua sha tools). She will also update participants on use of acupuncture and related techniques in public health settings.
The presenter will identify issues that may be overlooked by acupuncturists who learned CNT procedures prior to the publication of the 7th Edition CNT manual and share her experience in integrating the updated procedures into an established clinical setting. Dr. Brett will review the “frequently asked questions” that CNT training personnel have asked since the updated CNT Manual has been published.
At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Identify adverse events associated with acupuncture, moxibustion, heat lamps, cupping and electroacuptuncture
- Correctly use disinfectants for surfaces and reusable medical equipment
- Understand how to create “best practice” guidelines for their own clinics
- Identify safety practices that are evidence based for acupuncture and related techniques
- Minimize errors associated with acupuncture and related techniques.