The Pharmacist’s Role in Supporting Appropriate Dietary Supplement Use

Activity Preview

During this online learning activity you will be presented with scenarios and information pertaining to the pharmacist’s role in supporting appropriate dietary supplement use. You will also be presented with a series of questions designed to test your knowledge of dietary supplements and issues related to these products.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. List four ways in which dietary supplements are regulated differently than prescription drugs.
  2. Assess a dietary supplement label for evidence of quality and identify.
  3. Respond to consumer questions regarding safety and efficacy of dietary supplements using evidenced based resources.
  4. Demonstrate the use of an open, non-judgmental approach when counseling patients about dietary supplements.

Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience
: Pharmacists
Learning level: 2

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs).The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-16-206-H04-P.  

To obtain 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs) for "The Pharmacist's Role in Supporting Appropriate Dietary Supplement Use" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: December 30. 2016
Expiration date: December 30, 2019 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Development

"The Pharmacist's Role in Supporting Appropriate Dietary Supplement Use” is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Support

Supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

Speakers

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Medication Outcomes Center
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California at San Francisco, School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA

Cathi Dennehy, PharmD, FCSHP
Residency Program Director, UCSF PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UCSF School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA

Disclosures

Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, FCSHP declares that her spouse/partner is an employee and a stock/shareholder of Theravance Biopharma, and her spouse/partner was a former employee and a stock/shareholder of Salix (Valeant) Pharmaceuticals.

Cathi Dennehy, PharmD, FCSHP and APhA's editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

APhA's editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete list of APhA editorial staff disclosures, please see the Accreditation Information section at www.pharmacist.com/education 

Fee

There is no fee to participate in this activity.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-16-206-H04-P 0.1 CEUs December 30, 2016 - December 30, 2019