Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of consumer use of alternative medicine.
- Describe the prevalence of consumer use of dietary supplements including herbs.
- List the most popular dietary supplements used by Americans.
- Explain the appropriate clinical use of dietary supplements in the treatment and prevention of certain disease conditions.
- Describe the therapeutic uses for the most commonly used herbal supplements.
- List factors affecting the potency of herbal formulas.
- Provide examples of harmful substances typically found in contaminated products.
- Recognize an acceptable definition for structure/function claims as described by theFDA.
- List the names of herbs identified with
- Identify excipients associated with manufacturing of dietary supplement tablets.
- Describe the implications of DSHEA of 1994 and current legislation regarding supplements, label claims, and manufacturing practices as mandated by the FDA.
- Explain the safety and risks from taking dietary supplements.
- Describe some of the benefits of using probiotics for certain conditions.
- Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of nutritional supplements.
- Explain how to read a dietary supplement label.
- Describe counseling practices specific to patients who prefer alternative treatments.
- Identify credible sources of information regarding alternative nutrition therapies.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2090, 3100, 4040, 5420
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.