Hospital-practice Handbook electronic publications (other than the blogs and website)
- The downloadable pdf, Get Your Foot in the Door of Hospital Practice: First Steps for the acupuncturist or integrative health student interested in hospital-based practice by Megan Kingsley Gale, MSAOM.
- The Workbook, a companion resource to Get Your Foot in the door of Hospital Practice: First Steps
Scientific journal publications
- Taylor-Swanson L, Stone J, Gale M, Gaitaud A, Huson C, McPherson F, Martens J, Godwin J, and Yule M: Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: Efficacy and Clinically-Meaningful Change. Meridians: JAOM, 2018 5(3): 18-24, 38-39.
- Taylor-Swanson L and Gale M: Making the Case for Workers' Compensation: Acupuncture for Low Back Pain. Meridians: JAOM, 2018 5(3): 16-17.
- Both of these articles are available as "public access" on the Meridians JAOM website.
On "licensed independent practitioner" state license status--how it affects technician vs. professional status as an employee and thus the hospital credentialing process and creation of position descriptions
- Gale M, Hospital Practice: Recognition of Acupuncturist as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). Meridians: JAOM, 2016 3(4): 11-16, 41.
- This is a public access article that is available in electronic and print format at the Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website or through the NCCAOM® Diplomate Academy website.
- More background information from the endnotes of the Meridians article here.
- Alumna Expands Workers' Comp Coverage for Acupuncture Treatment, Inside Bastyr, 2018 spring: 2.
- Need to access this article and the hyperlink is not working? Contact the Bastyr University Office of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online National Toolkit Publications --links updated May 2019
From 2015-2016 I was a member of NCCAOM's Hospital-based Practice Task Force. From these discussions, the committee created documents that are published on NCCAOM's website. These are available for free to NCCAOM® Diplomates and for a low cost to non-Diplomates through the website.
Note: these documents are now outdated due to the publication of two major professional milestones related to hospital credentialing:
(1) The publication of the BLS occupation code for acupuncturists in 2018 and
(2) the VA Handbook Staffing Code publication of Acupuncturist as a unique and recognized healthcare professional. Please see the related blogposts for more information.
Hospital Credentialing Toolkits for Acupuncturists and their Hospital Sponsors (2016)
- The first is a toolkit, "Credentialing of Acupuncturists for Hospital-based Practice: A Resource Guide for NCCAOM® Diplomates". NCCAOM® published this on their website July 2016.
- The second NCCAOM® toolkit is a collaboration with the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). “Credentialing LicensedAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine Professionals for Practice in Healthcare Organizations: An Overview and Guidance for Hospital Administrators, Acupuncturists and Educators”. Published by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). October 2016.
For related information about Meridians and its resources on scientific writing in the field of East Asian Medicine, see these links:
Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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