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

Cynthia Borda, PharmD, MBA
Saturday February 18, 2017
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

Cynthia Borda, PharmD, MBA
Assistant Professor Distance Degrees and Programs Office
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services
Denver, Colorado
Medical Writer

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™
Cranbury, New Jersey

Scientific Reviewer
Kevin C Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA, FTOS, FACN
President and Chief Science Officer,
MB Clinical Research and Consulting, LLC
Midwest Biomedical Research Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health
Investigator, Great Lakes Clinical Trials, LLC
Glen 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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