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- Dietary Supplements in Adults taking Cardiovascular Drugs
This CME/CE activity is provided by PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME®) and is accredited for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care practitioners. This activity is supported by contract number HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. User data collected through this activity will reside on PRIME's educational portal for use by AHRQ.
Dietary Supplements in Adults taking Cardiovascular Drugs: A Comparative Effectiveness Review
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Activity DescriptionApproximately 81 million American adults (one third of all adults) will have at least one form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in their lifetime. The standard of care for this disease remains primarily pharmaceuticals coupled with certain lifestyle and dietary recommendations. The past few decades have seen a rise in the general use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) where approximately two-thirds of people suffering from CVD use dietary supplementation. These patients are then at risk for potential adverse events that can arise from interactions with prescribed medications. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) devised a systematic review to synthesize and grade the strength of evidence of the advantages and disadvantages of adding dietary supplements to prescribed cardiovascular therapy.
This e-print activity summarizes the AHRQ findings for clinicians who treat patients with CVD and provides information on the efficacy, patient harms and effectiveness of utilizing CAMs in cardiovascular drug regimens.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Determine the benefits and harms of the concomitant use of complementary and alternative medicines in combination with cardiovascular drugs on the cardiovascular disease population
- Assess the use of specific dietary supplements on clinical cardiovascular effectiveness or efficacy outcomes
- Apply the AHRQ results to guide effective management of cardiovascular disease for shared decision making
This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and case managers.
Method of Participation
To receive a certificate for this activity, you should:
- Complete the learner assessment pretest
- View the entire activity online
- Complete an online evaluation & post-test
- Print your certificate online
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.0 hour.
Term of Approval
May 31, 2012 through May 30, 2014. Original release date: May 31, 2012.
Acknowledgement of Support
There is no fee for this CME/CE activity. This activity is sponsored by PRIME Education, Inc (PRIME®) and funded under contract HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Faculty Biographies and Disclosures
Shiew-Mei Huang, PhD, FCP
Office of Clinical Pharmacology
Center for Drug Evaluation Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Davecia R Cameron, MS
Senior Medical Writer
PRIME Education, Inc.
Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
Barry University School of Nursing
Miami Shores, FL
Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nursing Director
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence
East Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Trinity Nursing Program School of Professional Studies
Trinity Washington University
Clinical Preceptor and Instructor
Advanced Practice Programs
The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, CGP, RPh
President, PRN Communications Inc.
Editor, Pharmacovigilance Forum, P&T Journal
Touro College of Pharmacy
New York, NY
Michele A Turek, MD
Division of Cardiology
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Debbie DeMuria, PharmD, RPh
Consultant, Regulatory Affairs
Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
Online Program Director
Associate Professor Georgetown University
Family Nurse Practitioner at Wheeling Health Right
Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This program is no longer accredited.
|Faculty Name ||Advisory Board||Consultant||Grants / Research||Salary / Contractual||Supported Promotional Education||Stock / Shareholder||Other Financial Support|
|Shiew-Mei Huang, PhD, FCP
|Davecia R Cameron, MS
|Carolyn LePage, PhD, ARNP
|Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
|Michele B Kaufman, PharmD, CGP, RPh
|Michele A Turek, MD
|Debbie DeMuria, PharmD, RPh
|None||Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc||None||None||None||None||None|
|Joyce M Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP
|Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
|Chris R Prostko, PhD|
Scientific Program Director
|Lynn Goldenberg, RN, BSN|
Director of Accreditation & Compliance
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Clinician & Consumer Summaries on Dietary Supplements
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