DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS PACKAGE - 10 CONTACT HOURS - YDS10

$31.95

Contact hours will be awarded until this package's expiration date of 11/23/2019.

It is essential that all healthcare professionals have an understanding of integrative health, its elements, and those products and practices that have been shown to be effective therapeutic measures. This 10-hour package of CE courses for pharmacists includes an introduction to dietary supplements, probiotics, and the regulation of dietary supplements.

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Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety - Y8014
Fish oil is currently the number one dietary supplement used by adults and children in the United States. According to the 2012 NHIS, ne...

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.

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Introduction to Dietary Supplements and Alternative Practices - Y8023
The evolution of integrative care has changed the way patients are focused on improving their health and wellness. It is essential that ...

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.

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Probiotics: From Dietary Sources to Supplements - Y8021
Consumers have difficulty evaluating the literature and making appropriate choices with regard to the uses, dosing, adverse effects, int...

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.

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Regulation of Dietary Supplements - Y8022
Pharmacists who are knowledgeable about the regulation of dietary supplements are better equipped to assist patients in their use of the...

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. 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.