Supplementing an Experienced Life: Benefits of Dietary Supplements in an Older Adult, Dr. Sean Smithgall

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.

 

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Target Audience

The target audience for this course is Pharmacists and Nurses.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify commonly used dietary supplements in older adults
  2. Determine when it is appropriate to use dietary supplements based on evidence-based
    benefits
  3. Evaluate risks associated with dietary supplements and educate patients on these associated risks
  4. Determine when it is appropriate to deprescribe dietary supplements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.20 ABN
    Auburn 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 Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/02/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
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Sean Smithgall

PharmD, BCACP

 

Dr. Smithgall is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University, Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Smithgall graduated from East Tennessee State
University College of Pharmacy. He went on to complete a PGY1 in Pharmacotherapy at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and a PGY2 in
Ambulatory Care back at East Tennessee State University. He currently practices in Family Medicine and specializes in chronic disease state
management and transitions of care. His research interests include improving pharmacy services in ambulatory care, engaging student learning and
motivation, and interprofessional education.

 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.20 ABN
    Auburn 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 Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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