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 course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).