Introduction to Herbs and Botanicals
by Instructor: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND; Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

The use of herbal supplements as a substitute for or as a compliment to conventional medical treatment is a growing trend in the United States. While herbal supplements may be considered effective and safe to use by consumers, there are multiple factors that influence their efficacy and safety. Healthcare professionals must be aware of the safety and efficacy issues related to the use of herbal products by those they serve. It is also important to know where to look for valid resources to identify clinical, valid information to share with consumers and further their own understanding of herbal supplements.

About the Course Author

Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Kimberly Cobb, M.S. 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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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD800
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the prevalence of and rationale for herbal supplement use by consumers.; Explain safety issues of herbal supplements pertaining to contamination, adulteration, toxicity, and herb/drug interactions.; Identify valid resources when checking the efficacy and safety of herbal supplements.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Herbal Products Overview
    Herbal Products Defined
    Use of Herbal Products
    Why Learn About Herbs?
    Consumer Motivation
    Consumer Characteristics
    Potential Interactions
    Regulation of Dietary Supplements
    Plants as Pharmaceuticals
    Resources for Checking Efficacy and Safety
    Specific Effects of Herbs
    Botanical Adaptogens
    Characteristics of Botanical Adaptogens
    Forms of Herbal Preparations
    Standardization
    Potency of Herbal Products
    Plant Residues and Other Contamination
    Counseling Patients About Herbal Supplements
    Policy, Profits, and Politics
    Section 2: Clinical Vignette
    Deborah
    Section 3: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

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