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Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health (2016 Update)

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

6 CME/CPEU/CE

PHYSICIANS
DIETITIANS
NURSES

More than 2000 Americans die of CVD each day – one death every 40 seconds. This is a tragic 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: The Role of Nutrition in Cardiovascular Health A look at the macronutrients, beneficial foods and diets associated with cardiovascular health.

Module 3: 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 Get Username and 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, FACC, Integrative Cardiologist

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program

Mary Marian, MS, RD, CSO; Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist; Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences; Program Coordinator, Senior Specialist, Curriculum Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

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.

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program

Mary Marian, DCN, RDN, CSO; Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist; Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences; Program Coordinator, Senior Specialist, Curriculum Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

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, Director, Online Education, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Commercial Support

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

Off-label Use

Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health 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

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CMEsolutions and AzCIM. The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS

The CMEsolutions designates this internet enduring material 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.

Approval Period: February 16, 2016 to February 16, 2018

NURSES

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.
6 contact hours provided. ID# 30-16.

Approval Period: February 12, 2016 to February 12, 2018

DIETITIANS

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for a maximum of 6.0 CPEUs.

Current Approval Period: February 16, 2016 to February 16, 2018

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.

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

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