Dietary Supplements: Application in Clinical Care

Course Description & Information:

  • Learners will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a dietary supplement using on evidence-based medicine. Nutritional supplements are big business in the United States with billions sold each year with some conferring no real health benefits. The course will educate the participant on which dietary supplements are effective for specific disease and which are not. Which form of the vitamin has been shown in research to be the absorbed and utilized and what current recommendations are for the different supplements. Intermediate level.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-22-006-L01-P, IRD: 3-15-2022. Application based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Choose vitamins and minerals with health benefits in the management and prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and neurodegenerative disease.
  • Interpret the research behind the use of antioxidants in the management of heart disease, cancer and exercise.
  • Analyze research on the role of inflammation in disease progression and the role of anti-inflammatory supplements in treating/reducing inflammation and their impact on disease reduction.
  • Interpret the data on the role of dietary supplements for weight loss and the science behind them.
  • Identify government regulations of the dietary supplement industry.
  • List known drug-dietary supplements interactions.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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