APRN Pharmacology Today: Understanding Herbal, Vitamin, and Mineral Supplements
The use of vitamins and herbal supplements continues to increase among individuals. You as an APRN need to understand how vitamins, supplements, and other over-the-counter (OTC) products not only interact with the medications you prescribe, but also how they can be a part of your patients’ treatment plans. Take this course to learn how to counsel your patients’ vitamin use more effectively.
℞ Earn 4.5 pharmacology contact hours upon completion of the course.
You will focus on the efficacy, safety, and drug interactions of the most used vitamins, over-the-counter products, and herbal supplements in this course. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) like you will also benefit from a review of key drug-food interactions, how to evaluate sources for best practice guidelines, and differentiate key issues pertaining to special populations. You will also gain insight into methods of interviewing patients to get an accurate account of their vitamin and supplement use.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Appraise the most commonly used herbal supplements and vitamins in the United States
- Analyze the efficacy, safety, and drug interactions of common vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements
- Apply components of patient counseling to secure key information from patients regarding vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements
- Differentiate key issues pertaining to special populations