SUPPLEMENTS HAZARDS & BENEFITS
Using Supplements in Our Communities
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Webinar time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Central
1.0 CE for CEU credit for both nurses (AANAC) and administrators (NCERS/NAB)
A large percentage of residents in our LTC Communities do not receive the recommended amounts of many nutrients from food alone. Accordingly, the routine use of dietary supplements has become common. As the US nutritional and dietary supplements market remains robust…estimated $41.1 billion in sales in 2016 – the Academy of Nutritional Dietetics is cautioning against the routine and indiscriminate use of these dietary add-ons.
In an updated position paper, published online November 20, 2018 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutritional and Dietetics, the academy states that while single-and multiple-vitamin and mineral supplements may benefit the many Americans whose diets are lacking in micronutrients, there is no scientific evidence to warrant their regular use for preventing chronic disease in healthy individuals.
Do you know…
- The number of adults over age 74 that take some sort of vitamin or dietary supplement?
- The major misconceptions about supplements?
- The condition that most of our residents use supplements for?
- That supplements are not regulated by the government for things like purity of their ingredients or validity of their claims?
- That supplements are considered “food” not “drugs.”
- That certain supplements may pose a problem too… not only do they contribute to polypharmacy, they may actually interact with prescription medications?
Please join Jan Pizzolanti, RPH, President of Experienced RX Consults, as she discusses the hazards and benefits of using supplements in our LTC Communities.
This program will be of interest to Administrators, Directors of Nurses, Nurses and others that care for residents.
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