Benefits of Dietary Supplements in an Older Adult
This presentation will cover commonly used dietary supplements including herbal supplements and vitamins that are used in the older adult population. Evidence continues to emerge exploring the risks vs benefits of dietary supplements particularly with vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, multi-vitamins as well as other supplements. It is pertinent for pharmacists to have an understanding of when these supplements are safe to use and when they should be de-prescribed.
The target audience for this course is Pharmacists and Nurses.
- Identify commonly used dietary supplements in older adults
- Determine when it is appropriate to use dietary supplements based on evidence-based
- Evaluate risks associated with dietary supplements and educate patients on these associated risks
- Determine when it is appropriate to deprescribe dietary supplements
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-20-059-H01-P and is intended for pharmacists.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
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