Disciplines: Pharmacy
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
Item#: YDS10

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Item # YDS10
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Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety

Price: $25.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Y8014  

Start Date: November 23, 2016

Expiration Date: November 23, 2019

In 21st century health care, increased emphasis focuses on wellness and disease prevention, a central theme of integrative care. Integrative health care encompasses conventional and nontraditional health approaches in a coordinated way. All healthcare professionals should have an understanding of integrative health, its elements, and those products and practices that have been shown to be effective therapeutic measures. More than 30% of U.S. adults and about 12% of children report use of healthcare approaches developed outside of conventional, or Western, medicine in the most recent comprehensive survey on the use of nonmainstream health approaches in the United States. These measures can be “complementary” or “alternative” in nature.
 
Fish oil is currently the number one dietary supplement used by adults and children in the United States. According to the 2012 NHIS, nearly 8% of adults and approximately 1% of children had taken fish oil within the previous 30 days before completing the survey. Many uses have been proposed for fish oil supplements. Consumers have difficulty evaluating the literature and making appropriate choices with regard to the uses, dosing, adverse effects, interactions, and product quality. Health professionals who are knowledgeable about omega-3 fatty acid supplements can assist patients in the appropriate use of these products to achieve better health.

Universal Activity Number (UAN) -  0607-0000-16-015-H01-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 01 – Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # Y8022  

Start Date: May 8, 2017

Expiration Date: May 8, 2020

Pharmacists who are knowledgeable about the regulation of dietary supplements are better equipped to assist patients in their use of these products. Dietary supplements are regulated as a category of food under the DSHEA legislation and manufacturers are responsible for product quality and appropriate labeling and advertising of their products. Manufacturers may make three types of claims on their product labels: health claims, nutrient content claims, and structure-function claims. The FDA does not review or approve products before marketing; instead, action is taken against manufacturers that market unsafe, contaminated, or adulterated products. Healthcare providers can assist patients in the safe use of dietary supplements by recommending products only from manufacturers that have a strong reputation for ethical practice or by looking for a certification mark from one of the independent testing programs before recommending a product. 


Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-17-020-H01-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 01 – Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Introduction to Dietary Supplements and Alternative Practices

Price: $25.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # Y8023  

Start Date: May 8, 2017

Expiration Date: May 8, 2020

The evolution of integrative care has changed the way patients are focused on improving their health and wellness. It is essential that pharmacists have an understanding of integrative health and those products and practices that have been shown to be effective therapeutic measures. Complementary alternative medicine includes the natural products used to supplement the diet defined by the Food and Drug Administration as Dietary Supplements as well as alternative health systems and mind-body practices. Pharmacists need to have evidence-based contemporary knowledge about complementary therapies to advise patients who seek them for a variety of health conditions.


Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-17-019-H01-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 01 – Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Probiotics: From Dietary Sources to Supplements

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # Y8021  

Start Date: May 25, 2017

Expiration Date: May 25, 2020

Consumers have difficulty evaluating the literature and making appropriate choices with regard to the uses, dosing, adverse effects, interactions, and product quality of probiotics. Unfortunately, many patients purchase products online or from a store where no pharmacist or healthcare professional is present. Several myths regarding probiotic use are perpetuated on reports found on the Internet. Pharmacists who are knowledgeable about probiotics can assist patients in the appropriate use of these products to achieve better health. 


Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-17-021-H01-P

Type of Activity - Knowledge

Topic Designator - 01 – Disease State Management/Drug Therapy