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  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours (2 Pharm Hours)

Peggy Piascik, PhD, RPh

Peer Reviewer(s): Gary Kracoff, PhD, RPh
Item#: N1843
Contents: 1 Course Book (48 pages)
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Ginkgo Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety

Price $17.95
Item # N1843
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Release Date: December 18, 2017

Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

When nurses are knowledgeable about gingko supplements they can assist patients in the appropriate use of these products to achieve better health. However, the first step is to get to know the plant and its history. Medicinal plants in common use typically have multiple uses, and the people who know those plants and their uses have many stories to tell their nurses. The second step in providing care is to create and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients and the public, who through their stories of use over time, can help build the knowledge base for safe and effective use of medicinal plants. This course will explain how nurses can incorporate multiple forms of evidence in the care of patients who are considering ginkgo for self-care.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history of ginkgo.
  • Discuss the common uses of gingko and evidence for the effectiveness.
  • Explain common adverse effects and safety concerns with use of ginkgo.
  • Identify nursing considerations when a patient is taking ginkgo.
  • Compare ginkgo with other supplements used for the same conditions.

Peggy Piascik, PhD, RPh, received her bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University (ONU) and a PhD in Pharmacology from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy. She is a professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP). Dr. Piascik speaks at continuing education conferences on the topics of new drugs, dietary supplements, and personalized medicine. She teaches a problem-based elective course in the area of herbal and dietary supplements and co-coordinates an elective course in behavior modification coaching. Dr. Piascik is a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She is a four-time recipient of the UKCOP Senior Class Teaching Award and two-time recipient of the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, and she was named a University Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. Dr. Piascik is also a Distinguished Alumnus of ONU and the recipient of the Jack L. Beal Post-baccalaureate Alumni Award from OSU.

Gary Kracoff, PhD, RPh, received his bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine and his Homeopathic Medical diploma from Westbrook University. Dr. Kracoff provides in-depth consultative services at Johnson Compounding & Wellness in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Kracoff’s guiding philosophy is to treat the person as a whole and not to chase symptoms. He focuses on finding out the “why” of what is happening physically and mentally and then works with individuals to restore balance in the body. Dr. Kracoff frequently lectures at pharmacy, medical, and health-oriented conferences. He is an educator at the Academy of Integrative Medicine, conducting 2-day seminars for healthcare professionals twice a year. Dr. Kracoff also serves on the faculty of the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy.Award,

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • Gary Kracoff has disclosed that he is on the advisory committee for Boiron USA and is Medical Director at the Academy of Integrative Medicine. He has agreed to present content that is current, evidence based, and without bias.