Women's Weight Loss Wellness: Effective and Safe Diet Techniques Please read through the following information and click Continue.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0207-0000-16-005-H01-P; 0207-0000-16-005-H01-T Release Date: May 2, 2016 Expiration Date: May 2, 2019 Activity Type: Application-based
Statement of Need The U.S. obesity epidemic has hit women hard, and the most efficacious weight control options are still unclear. Diet and weight loss industries have boomed as a result, but health safety remains a concern associated with many diet options. Pharmacists are poised to contribute to women's weight loss efforts by providing positive reinforcement and safe, effective approaches to diet and nutrition. Pharmacists must be able to counsel patients, when approached, about diet and weight loss products. More than that, though, pharmacists should increase their own knowledge of nutritionally sound alternatives so as to proactively engage consumers about the best weight loss and weight maintenance goals and products for them.
Pharmacists Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacists should be better able to:
Pharmacy Technicians Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be better able to:
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication. This article contains a discussion of off-label uses that will be identified as such by the author.
Target Audience The target audience for this activity is Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.
Instructions for Participation To receive a certificate of completion that indicates your eligibility for continuing education credit, you must:
Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the evaluation.
Fee There is no fee for this activity.
Faculty Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD, is a freelance medical writer and editor in Arlington, Va.
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The authors, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug delivery systems are subject to change, however, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.
Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or manufacturer identified.
Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CE activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.
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