Nursing: Nurse's Guide to Dietary Supplements

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About Course #N1888

Release Date: March 2, 2018

Expiration Date: March 29, 2021

20 Contact hours | 16 Pharmacology hours  As health care systems around the globe evolve, there is an increased emphasis on shared decision making and mutual responsibility between clinicians and the public for health promotion and disease prevention in communities. Dietary supplements and complementary therapies are the general terms used to describe the modalities utilized by patients and practitioners alike to advance health and well-being and relieve pain and suffering.

The NCCIH as well as the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine program have played central roles in the generation and dissemination of up-to-date information and resources about clinical research and traditional evidence related to dietary supplements (World Health Organization, 2014). This course on dietary supplements positions Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, who work in ambulatory centers, private practice, pharmacies, hospitals and community health facilities, to develop practice guidelines and patient education materials about dietary supplements and to better participate in shared-decision making with people who are choosing dietary supplements for use in self-care.

Kentucky APRNs - Fulfills pharmacology requirement.

This course is an compilation of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1820 - Dietary Supplements and Complementary Therapies; #N1821 - Regulation of Dietary Supplements; #N1819 - Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation; #N1822 - Probiotics: Dietary Sources and Supplements; #N1841 - Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Melatonin, Coenzyme Q10, and Cranberry Supplementation; #N1844 - Echinacea and Garlic Supplementation; #N1842 - Ginseng Supplementation; or #N1843 - Ginkgo Supplementation.

About the Authors

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.

Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC, received her bachelor of science degree in Education from New York University, her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, her master of science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her doctorate in humanities &-; health care history from Oxford Brooks University in Oxford, England.

Course Disclosures

  • 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.
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  • 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.

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