Nothing Fishy About It: Increasing Appropriate Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation

February 18th 2017

This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

Nothing Fishy About It: Increasing Appropriate Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation

Faculty

Cynthia Borda, PharmD, MBAAssistant Professor Distance Degrees and Programs OfficeUniversity of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical ServicesDenver, ColoradoMedical Writer

Pharmacy TimesContinuing Education™Cranbury, New Jersey

Scientific Reviewer

Kevin C Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA, FTOS, FACNPresident and Chief Science Officer,MB Clinical Research and Consulting, LLCMidwest Biomedical Research Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular HealthInvestigator, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, LLCGlen Ellyn, Illinois

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify common conditions in which fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) has been shown to be beneficial
  • Differentiate among fish oil sources and products
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fish oil’s efficacy and safety when used at evidence-based doses
  • Characterize major barriers that prevent patients from using fish oil optimally and create strategies to overcome those barriers
  • Examine the importance of patient education and awareness in improving treatment outcomes

Statement of Need

Scientific data has demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids are significant to good health and be protective in some diseases; however, intake of omega-3 fatty acids remains low. Healthcare professionals, such as nurses and physician assistants, are a great resource of information for patients.

Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners

Release date:February 18, 2017

Expiration date:February 18, 2018

Estimated time to complete activity:2.0 hours

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