Herbal Supplements - CHES87

Herbal Supplements

by Leslie K. Kay-Getzinger, RD, MS
CHES87
(4.5 / 52 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (10.00 CECH)

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Summary:

The prevalence of herbal supplements presents a unique challenge to health professionals. It is vital for health practitioners to gain expertise in the efficacy of dietary supplements and to be informed of the use, possible risks, interactions and benefits, and advise consumers on the appropriate use of dietary supplements. This course features information on the effectiveness and safety of herbal medications as well as explanations on the preparation, manufacturing, safety, standardization, analysis, drug and nutrient interactions, regulation, and marketing of botanical drugs. Included are the Latin names, common names, sources, traditional use, Commission E recommendations, herbal PDR recommendations, proved effects, contraindications and dosages. Additional topics include phytotherapy, homeopathic medicine, Ayurvedic, Native American and traditional Chinese botanicals.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to teach practitioners about the safe use of herbal supplements in the prevention and treatment of disease. Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine and herbal product use in healthcare today
  • Present the evidence-based clinical use of botanical supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain disease conditions
  • Provide examples of consumer use and motivation for using nutritional supplements including herbs
  • List the factors affecting the potency of herbal products
  • List the most popular botanical dietary supplements
  • Describe the pharmacology and therapeutic use for the most commonly used botanical supplements
  • Apply counseling practices specific to patients and clients who choose to use botanical supplements
  • Provide examples of health, structure and function claims that comply with FDA regulations
  • Discuss examples of pharmaceutical drugs with origins stemming from medicinal plants
  • Describe the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and good manufacturing practices as mandated by the FDA
  • Explain safety issues of herbal dietary supplements pertaining to contamination, adulteration, toxicity and herb/drug interactions
  • List unsafe or potentially toxic herbs
  • Explain how to read and interpret a dietary supplement label that contains botanical material
  • Provide examples of traditional, cultural uses of botanical medicine
  • List herbs typically found in products promoted for weight loss supplements
  • Identify valid resources for checking the efficacy and safety of botanical supplements
 
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and health educators.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 10.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 9/1/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/4/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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EDUARDO R - NOTTINGHAM, MD  ·  Mar 30, 2018
I find it very helpful since we are using anesthesia in our unit. It is nice to know about what the pt are taking.
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GEETHA H - Copley, OH  ·  Oct 07, 2017
not very clear. makes things complicated
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Regan W - Keezletown, VA  ·  Oct 03, 2017
Very informative course which added to my knowledge base.
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Tina S - Winterville, NC  ·  Sep 28, 2017
The course was interesting.
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MARIANNE D - Naples, FL  ·  Jul 20, 2017
good cohesive and thorough information, difficult to find elsewhere. thanks for a good and interesting course.
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