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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Prescription medications can interact with foods and dietary supplements, causing adverse drug events in the patients you treat. Medication-food interactions can impair the intended actions of medications by altering their effectiveness, resulting in an increased risk for morbidity, hospitalization, or prolonged treatment. Older adults are at high risk for medication-food interactions due to their use of polypharmacy, resulting in a decreased quality of life if the prescribed medications are causing harm or not controlling their symptoms. This course will review how prescription drugs behave in the body, common medication-food interactions, and how to reduce the risk of adverse drug events. 


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the four pharmacokinetic stages.
  • Recall the circumstances surrounding adverse drug events.
  • Recall at least three medication-food interactions.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/25

Course Originally Released On: 11/01/22

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

 

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Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.