Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health 6 Hours (2018-2020)

More than 2100 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:

  • Assess the evidence for nutritional options for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe the fundamental components of the Mediterranean and DASH diets to help patients make better dietary choices.
  • Describe key risk factors for heart disease in order to identify patients who could possibly benefit from dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Describe possible nutrient depletions that can result from the use of prescription drugs for heart disease.
  • 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, microbiome 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 with a passing score of 70% or better.

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 30 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 and Cardiovascular Health
Disclosure & Education Credit Info

COM CME

Physicians

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation and CME Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson designates this 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.

This course includes an assessment of 18 questions that you must answer 70% correctly or above in order to receive credit for participation. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts.

Current CME Approval Period: 04/27/2018 to 04/26/2020

Most Recent Review by Author: 04/05/2018

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

Approval dates: 04/19/2018 - 04/19/2020

Approval #: 58-18

Dietitians

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

Current Approval Period: April 27, 2018 to April 26, 2020

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

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.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Vivian A. Kominos, MD, FACC, FABOIM; Meridian Integrative Health and Medicine: Meridian Medical Group-Specialty Care, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Tamara Steinitz ; Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, PhD; Clinical Professor UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Planning Committee

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, PhD; Clinical Professor UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Tamara Steinitz ; Director Didactic Program in Dietetics, Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine