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Essentials of Pharmacology

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • This seminar educates healthcare professionals on the use of commonly prescribed medications and compares the action and efficacy of these drugs to specific nutritional supplements in regards to the mechanism of action, adverse side effects, clinical efficacy, and contra-indications. Many practitioners are aware that nutrition, exercise, and targeted supplementation interventions may, in some cases, reduce or eliminate a client’s requirement for certain medications, or act as complementary agents to enhance the management of the client outcomes. This program provides an evidence-based review of this subject comparing drugs and supplements that are effective agents in the management of common health conditions.  DC’s and other health practitioners routinely ask clients about their present use of prescription and over-the-counter medications during the intake exam and thus, clients expect them to know how drugs influence the physiology of the

    DC’s and other health practitioners routinely ask clients about their present use of prescription and over-the-counter medications during the intake exam and thus, clients expect them to know how drugs influence the physiology of the body or may interact with various supplements, dietary practices, adaptations to exercise and/or hands-on treatment.

    InstructorDr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP
    About the InstructorDr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialities in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness and wellness as well as the author of numerous books. He is the founder of the RenaiSanté Institute of Integrative Medicine and an associate professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He completed a doctor of naturopathy program from Canyon College in 2007 and has been a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in their Integrative Cancer Fellowship Program. Dr. Meschino has extensively studied events in the body’s aging clock that makes one susceptible to cancer and other age-related degenerative diseases, and is considered an authority on the use of evidence based diet, exercise and supplementation strategies that counter the aging process, helping to keep the body and brain in a highly functional state. As an expert on the influence of diet and lifestyle on disease prevention and management, Dr Meschino has appeared as a guest on numerous highly acclaimed radio television shows, and has taught professionals how to use targeted proactive strategies to prevent and help treat common health conditions associated with aging and faulty lifestyle practices.
    Subject BreakdownTopics Covered and Hourly Breakdown Of Course: Hour 1: Antihypertensive Agents (Diuretics, Beta-Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, ACE-inhibitors, ARB’s) Hour 2: Hypercholesterolemic and Hyperlipidemic Agents (Stains, Bile Acid Sequestrants, Fibric Acid derivatives, Niacin) Hour 3: Anti-coagulants Angina Management Congestive Heart Failure Management Analgesics And Sedatives, Including Headache and Migraine Management Hour 4: Muscle Relaxants Anti-Anxiety and Sleep Aids Menopause, PMS Management Hour 5: Erectile Dysfunction Agents Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Managment Gastro-Intestinal Conditions: Antacids, H2 Antagonists, Proton Pump Inhibitors, Laxatives Hour 6: Anti-depressants Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Management Antibiotics, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral Agents (Common infections, acne, rosacea herpetic lesions, cankers etc) Hour 7: Asthma Management And Antihistamines Osteoporosis Managment Parkinson’s disease Management Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease Management Hour 8: Gout Management Oral Contraceptives Anti-convulsant/Anti-epileptic Agents Key Drug-Nutrient Interactions Learning Objectives: The student will have a solid, scientific understanding of how the all the major classes of drugs work in the body. The student will have the skills to identify common and highly relevant adverse drug side effects. The student will have the skills to use diet and supplementation interventions, in conjunction with the patient’s medication program, to enhance clinical outcomes and guard against important drug-nutrient interactions.
    Total Credits6.50
    FormatDistance - On-demand
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