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APRN Pharmacology Today: Understanding Herbal, Vitamin, And Mineral Supplements

Amy M. Lugo

Regular Price: $79.00
Online CE Expiration: 07/15/2019
3 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

Join Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA, clinical pharmacy specialist and formulary manager at the Department of Defense-Defense Health Agency-TRICARE, for this new self-paced online course. Sign up for this online course and take the first steps toward safe prescribing practices that account for patient supplement use.

List Price:
$79.00
ANA Member Price:
$71.10

For bulk or invoice purchases, please contact customerservice@ana.org

Course Details

Overview

According to a 2012 national survey, nearly 18 percent of U.S. adults used a natural product in the previous year. Sales of herbal and dietary supplements in the U.S. were estimated to be $5.6 billion in 2012. Americans reported “enhancing health” as their top reason for using herbs and supplements, as well as seeking help with chronic conditions like memory loss, fatigue, and arthritis. Products like fish oil, probiotics and prebiotics, and melatonin have had a dramatic increase in use.

With increasing prevalence, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are considering prescription medications in conjunction with over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Seasoned APRNs are familiar with the importance of monitoring for adverse effects with regard to supplementary therapies; however, what does the data show about the efficacy of these agents? Moreover, what about their safety and risk for drug interactions?

This program will focus on the efficacy, safety, and drug interactions of the most commonly used vitamins, over-the-counter products, and herbal supplements, as well as review of key drug-food interactions. In addition, this innovative pharmacology module includes case studies, self-assessment quizzes, and reflection to engage learners and illustrate potential dangerous drug contexts. Through case study review, experienced APRNs will gain new insight into methods of interviewing patients to get an accurate account of their supplement use.

Join Amy M. Lugo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, FAPhA, clinical pharmacy specialist and formulary manager at the Department of Defense-Defense Health Agency-TRICARE, for this new self-paced online course. Sign up for this online course and take the first steps toward safe prescribing practices that account for patient supplement use.

List Price:
$79.00
ANA Member Price:
$71.10

For bulk or invoice purchases, please contact customerservice@ana.org

After taking this interactive online course, you will be able to:

  • Appraise the most commonly used herbal supplements and vitamins in the U.S., summarize reasons for their use, and evaluate sources for best-practice guidelines;
  • Analyze the efficacy, safety, and drug interactions of common vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements, and discuss common food-drug interactions;
  • Apply components of patient counseling to secure key information from patients regarding vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements;
  • Differentiate key issues with special populations such as geriatrics, pediatrics, patients with renal and hepatic impairment, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.

Location Details

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178

Disclaimer

Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

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