Food Interactions with Prescription Drugs
by Expert Reviewer: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD; Expert Reviewer: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD; Instructor: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

$32.00

i 2.00 CEH

Course Overview

Prescription drugs interact with certain foods, supplements, and herbs with detrimental consequences. Instead of a positive outcome, food-drug interactions can negatively affect the intended action of a medication regimen by decreasing its effectiveness and leading to increased morbidity, extended treatment duration, or hospitalization. Food-drug interactions can also lessen quality of life if the medication is not controlling symptoms when the effectiveness of the medication is compromised by food. In certain populations, including older adults and those with compromised organ systems, the effects of food-drug interactions are more significant. The number of people taking prescription drugs increases every year, and healthcare providers need to be well versed in the potential interactions of prescription drugs with food, food substances, and dietary supplements to educate patients appropriately and help lessen potentially adverse effects.

About the Course Author

Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. A former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in a state WIC program, she has written, edited, and presented numerous continuing education seminars and home study courses and has lectured before international, national, state, and local groups of medical, fitness, and nutrition professionals. Kline has been active in local, state, and regional dietetics associations; was named "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 1984; and was awarded "Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001 by the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group. She was elected as a Professional Issues Delegate to the House of Delegates of ADA in 2003. Kline resides in Upstate New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands; she holds a BA from Tufts University and an MS from the University of Missouri. Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD, is a physician who holds a PhD in pharmacy. Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    2.00HOURS

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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CMEZ-RD09
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Explain the dietary monitoring and modifications needed for the medications discussed; Identify at least five factors affecting the therapeutic outcome of drug therapy; Identify five common herbal preparations or supplements that interfere with the pharmacokinetics of certain drugs; Identify potential grapefruit-drug interactions and the potential effects on the body
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

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