Upon successful completion of the course, the student 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.
- Understand consumer use and motivation for using nutritional supplements including herbs.
- Identify valid resources for checking efficacy and safety of botanical supplements.
- List commonly used 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.
- Understand the definitions for health and structure/function claims used by the FDA.
- Understand the history of botanicals in pharmacy and medicine in the US.
- Understand 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, toxicity and herb/drug interactions.
- List unsafe botanical dietary supplements.
- Explain how to read and interpret a dietary supplement label that contains botanical material.
- Explain traditional, cultural uses of botanical medicine.
- List herbs typically found in products promoted in weight loss supplements.
- Identify herbs commonly found in products promoted as weight-loss formulas.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Gannett Education 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: 2000, 2010, 2020, 3070, 3100, 4030, 4040, 5420, 7100, 7110
Gannett Education 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).