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Long Term Care Medicine-2010


B57 - Thoughtful Prescribing of Nutritional Supplements


Mar 12, 2010 3:30pm ‐ Mar 12, 2010 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates
this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session presents an overview of the scientific evidence for the use of nutritional supplements in older adults for primary and secondary prevention of disease. Multivitamin/minerals, antioxidant nutrients, vitamin D/calcium, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids will be discussed. The discussion will end with a case study and review of practical web-based resources to aid clinicians in answering the difficult questions often involved in considering nutritional supplements for patients.

Learning Objectives(s):

  • Summarize the evidence for the health benefits and harms from multivitamin/minerals, antioxidants, vitamin D/calcium, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Apply the information provided to advise patients on the safe and effective dosages for multivitamin/minerals, antioxidants, vitamin D/calcium, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Use practical web-based resources as a source of additional information and for facts on supplements not covered in the session, as well as for patient education.


Speakers(s):
Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, CMD; Connie W. Bales, PhD, RD

Disclosure(s):
Connie W. Bales, PhD, RD has no disclosures to report.
Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.

References:
Buhr G, Bales CW. Nutritional Supplements for Older Adults: Review and Recommendations; Part I. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 2009;28:5-29. Buhr G, Bales CW. Nutritional Supplements for Older Adults: Review and Recommendations; Part II. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly 2009 In Press

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