Continuing Education Program

General

Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
NSU College of Pharmacy Main Campus
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328


  • About the Program
  • Learning Objectives
  • Program Schedule
  • Faculty
  • Registration
  • About this Program

    “Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist”

    National and state healthcare coalition groups (private and public payers of healthcare services) have recently stated three specific areas where they would like to see pharmacists excel in healthcare reform. One of the three areas directed was “wellness.” Wellness is holistic, about systems and how they integrate. Nutrition is one of the major concentrations under the wellness umbrella and the basic MTM building block as nutrition touches all patient care. This thirteen hour, two day program provides pharmacists with a strong overview background into the complex and wonderful world of nutrition. Some of the cutting edge topics listed below will challenge pharmacists yet afford opportunities for the best prepared and most trusted healthcare professional in becoming the nutritional expert that the payers are looking for in wellness outcome.

    The Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist course was designed by a practicing clinical nutritional pharmacist who offers an understanding of basic nutritional science and how the principles of nutrition can be used to achieve and maintain optimum health and wellbeing. This is an offering in fundamental nutrition and contemporary health issues and is directed at pharmacists who want to enhance their knowledge regarding nutrition quickly and effectively. This is not a bio chemistry course taught by Ph.Ds who are trying to impress pharmacists with their knowledge.

    The areas of lecture include five unique topics, some which have never been offered to pharmacists before this year. Those courses include Drug Induced Nutritional Disorders, Inflammation and Food - where the topic of Protomorphogen (PMG) will be detailed, Specific and general Patient Detoxifications, Review of Whole Food vs Synthetic Food and Physical Assessment Skills & Knowledge used in nutritional wellness. In addition baseline subjects such as Healthcare Reform - the Pharmacist - Wellness and Nutrition, Nutritional Physiology, Drug – Nutrition Interactions, Vitamin, Mineral, Fats, Holistic Nutrition vs Western Biomedical Concepts, and how to start a Clinical Nutrition Practice shall be addressed. Also added for this program will be a basic offering of what’s available in testing patients for nutritional wellness. Where can patients go for testing, how much will it cost and who can interpret their results and direct them to supplements or triage will be addressed.

    Participants will receive an engaging challenge to develop various direct and indirect approaches to improve patient care nutritional well-being.

    Learning Objectives

    0092-0000-13-001-L04-P Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist

    Upon completion of this course, the pharmacist will be able to do the following:
  • Identify the specific healthcare reform needs that pharmacists should be addressing (such as wellness and nutrition) that are being discussed by the healthcare coalitions who are the payers of healthcare and in need of these services from pharmacists.
  • Review the various classes of nutrients in foods and in the body; the vitamins, minerals, water and organic nutrients.
  • Describe the nutrients relevant to excellent human health including both macro and micronutrients, the various dietary reference intakes and recommendations.
  • List the major diseases that drugs induce by interfering with nutrient absorption, elimination, distribution or metabolism, and offer alternatives to avoid these interactions.
  • Provide the scientific rationale for nutritional requirements in healthy individuals with references to specific conditions - like immune health, weight management, and aging.
  • Identify foodborne illnesses and review how pharmacists respond to the associated GI Distress.
  • Describe food allergies versus food sensitivities, how to know and treat them with nutrition – including candida and gluten intolerances.
  • Understand the physiological basis for the water and fat soluble vitamins, trace minerals and omega fats, feeding the bodies metabolic and anti-inflammatory systems.
  • Identify the various sources of toxins that affect the body and the physiological systems and nutrients the body uses to maintain homeostasis.
  • Review the nutrition needed to address various pathological conditions.
  • Identify the major drug-nutrient interactions and offer alternatives.
  • Discuss the “holistic” energetic approach to defining nutrition.
  • From an “evidence based medicine” view point, cite the agencies and programs that currently support nutritional issues that can be used for quality resources
  • Describe the pharmacist’s new professional role (as a nutritionist) and responsibility in as a wellness advocate for the patient.
  • Discuss the various differences between “whole food” and “synthetic” products.
  • Describe laboratory tests that can provide useful information on patients’ nutritional status.
  • Explain the value and impact of glandular supplements like protomorphogen (PMG) therapy in treating inflammatory medical conditions.
  • Demonstrate the physical assessment tools needed in the measurement and assessment of nutritional patient care.

  • The Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist course was designed by a practicing clinical nutritional pharmacist who offers an understanding of basic nutritional science and how the principles of nutrition can be used to achieve and maintain optimum health and wellbeing. This is an offering in fundamental nutrition and contemporary health issues and is directed at pharmacists who want to enhance their knowledge regarding nutrition quickly and effectively.

    Participants will receive an engaging challenge to develop various direct and indirect approaches to improve patient care nutritional well-being.

    Program Schedule
    Practical Applied Clinical Nutrition for the Pharmacist
    Saturday
    , September 21th, 2013
    Time Event
    7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In & Breakfast, Steele Foyer HPD
    8:00 a.m. Welcome and Special Introduction: Healthcare Reform, Wellness, Nutrition and Pharmacists
    Carsten Evans, Assistant Dean
    8:10 a.m. Overview of Nutrition and Nutritional Physiology
    Practical/Pertinent Anatomy of GI Tract

    10:00 a.m. Break
    10:10 a.m. Drug Induced Nutritional Disorders (Drugs Affecting Nutrition)
    Food Borne Illnesses and GI Distress

    12:00 p.m. Lunch Provided if you wish…back by 1:00 pm if you go out.
    1:00 p.m. Feeding the Body’s Metabolic and Anti-inflammatory Systems
    (Vitamins, Minerals and Fats)
    3:00 p.m. Break
    3:10 p.m. System Detoxification
    4:10 p.m. Diet and Health: Addressing Patient Needs
    5:10 p.m. Course Adjournment
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
    Time Event
    7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Sign In Day 2 & Breakfast, Steele Foyer HPD
    8:00 a.m. Welcome Back, Program Overview Day 2
    8:05 a.m. Whole Food vs Synthetic (Product Review A - Z)
    9:00 a.m. Holistic Nutrition vs Western Biomedical Concepts
    10:00 a.m. Break
    10:10 a.m. Physical Assessment Skills & Knowledge for Nutrition
    11:00 a.m. Starting a Clinical Nutrition Practice or Focus
    12:00 p.m. Lunch Provided if you wish...
    1:00 p.m. Understanding the Lab Tests available for Nutritional Patient Management
    2:00 p.m. Florida Medication Error
    4:00 p.m. Program Adjournment
    Faculty
    Carsten Evans, Ph.D., R.Ph., FASHP, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Kimmi Hien Le, Pharm.D., Clinical Educator, Life Extension Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Matthew Seamon, Pharm.D., J.D., Chair, Pharmacy Practice, NSU College of Pharmacy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Stuart Shipe, D.O.M., P.A., R.Ph., Private Practice, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Stuart, FL

    Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for up to 15.0 contact hours (1.5 CEUs), including consultant re-certification and general.
    The Provider, NSU College of Pharmacy, will report all earned continuing education (CE) credits for this program to CE Broker for those pharmacists who provide their correct pharmacist license numbers.

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