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Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health

$180 Physicians
$120 Healthcare Providers
$120 Public
$ 60 Students

6 CME/CPEU/CE

PHYSICIANS
DIETITIANS
NURSES (in progress)

One in three deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular disease; a sad but not surprising statistic given the national prevalence of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes. 80 percent of heart disease could be prevented through diet and lifestyle. Clinicians must be able to effectively counsel patients about the many nutritional factors that can prevent heart disease. This course provides straightforward, clinically relevant information for understanding how fats affect lipids, the evidence behind low glycemic load diets, the cardio-protective effects of key micronutrients and phytochemicals and much more. The best strategy for health and resiliency is to design a nutritional plan for patients that addresses their specific health needs, while encouraging a whole food diet that does not deny them the pleasures of eating. This course will give you the knowledge and understanding necessary to do just that.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe key risk factors for heart disease in order to identify patients who could possibly benefit from dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
  • Participants will be to assess the evidence for nutritional options for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Participants will be able to describe the fundamental components of the Mediterranean and DASH diets to help patients make better dietary choices.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the potential risks and benefits of dietary supplements commonly used in the prevention and/or treatment of heart disease to help patients make better healthcare choices.
  • Participants will be able to describe possible nutrient depletions that can result from the use of prescription drugs for heart disease.
  • Participants will be able to identify authoritative resources for information regarding integrative approaches for the prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health Key concepts and components of nutritional approaches to cardiovascular health

Module 2: Nutritional Approaches to Cardiovascular Health Nutrition as it relates to hypertension, dyslipidemia, the metabolic syndrome, and congestive heart failure.

Course Evaluation: complete the course evaluation to get your certificate for the course.

Course Exam: test to acquire continuing education credit.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians with an interest in the role of nutrition in cardiovascular health, as well as other healthcare professionals who have interest in integrative health and medicine.

Enrollment

You will have a maximum of 90 days access to the material from the start date. You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Faculty, Planners, and Disclosures

CMEsolutions has resolved all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity through the following procedures:

  • All potential conflicts have been discussed with Nurse Planner and agree to the Conflict of Interest policy
  • All participants have signed a statement indicating they will present information fairly and without bias
Faculty & Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME/CE activity. They have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Vivian A. Kominos, MD, Director, Integrative Health and Preventive Cardiology Program, CentraState Medical Center
Mary Marian, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist; Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences; Program Coordinator, Senior Specialist, Curriculum Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Jeffrey Gladd, MD, Private Practice, Founder GladdMD.com

The following faculty have disclosure information to share. Their presentations and participation with this activity were reviewed by other faculty and planners and determined to be free from bias. Their presentations are confined to information supported by peer-reviewed scientific reports.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

While having no financial relationship with a commercial interest whose products or services will be considered in this activity, the following would like to provide affiliation information:

Tieraona Low Dog, MD serves on the Pharmaca Health Advisory Board and receives an honorarium
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a consultant for Weil Lifestyle, LLC

Planning Committee

The following planning members have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Mary Marian, RD, MS, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist with the College of Medicine (COM) and the Arizona Cancer Center
Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Molly Burke, MFA, BA, CMT, Project Manager, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

The following planners have disclosure information to share.

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

While having no financial relationship with a commercial interest whose products or services will be considered in this activity, the following would like to provide affiliation information:

Tieraona Low Dog, MD serves on the Pharmaca Health Advisory Board and receives an honorarium
Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a consultant for Weil Lifestyle, LLC

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided for the development of this course.

Off-label Use

Introduction to Integrative Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Credit Detail

CMEsolutions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CMEsolutions and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

PHYSICIANS

The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CMEsolutions designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Approval Period May 7, 2014 to May 7, 2016

NURSES

Contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity have been submitted to the Arizona Nurses? Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Contact info@cmesolutions.org for information regarding credit.

DIETITIANS

This program is in application via CMEsolutions - dietitian credit pending.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutions is required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced.

CMEsolutions is permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material.

CMEsolutions may be contacted at info@cmesolutions.org

AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Course delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, case studies, and quizzes. There may be some video included. This course is estimated to take 6 hours to complete.

Participation Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Pass the online knowledge exam with a score of 70%

Certificate: When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models not actual patients.

Copyright

All rights reserved - Arizona Board of Regents.