The Insider’s Guide to Secrets of Food-Medication Interactions Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: May 9, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This recorded webinar reviews the basics of pharmacokinetics with examples of the effect of food on medication absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Conversely the effects of medication on food and nutrient absorption, metabolism and excretion will be discussed. Modification of medication action and the enhanced and competitive effects of food and medication actions will be presented.

Medications that affect nutritional status are delineated. The presentation provides practical approaches to prevention and diagnosis of food-medication interactions. Patient counseling, assessment and medical nutrition therapy are discussed.

"I feel this would make a good CPE program for any dietitians who want to have their knowledge of the standards of care assessed, perhaps in preparation for becoming a certified diabetes educator. It provides well-rounded case studies that touch on important recent changes in... Read More
- Casey Seiden, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Educator at The Institute for Family Health, New York, NY
2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe at least three ways that food can alter the pharmacokinetics of medications.
  2. Explain at least three ways that medication can alter the kinetics of nutrients.
  3. Identify the mechanisms by which medication action is altered by nutrients.
  4. List pharmacologic effects of medication that adversely affect nutritional status.
  5. State specific information to provide to patients about food drug interactions.
  6. Describe assessment of nutritional problems to determine possible interactions.
  7. Identify MNT for specific medication side effects which affect nutritional status.
  8. List practical ways to apply this

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, and CDEs

CDR Activity Number: Live 140761/Recorded 141217
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2010 Dietary supplements, botanicals, and phytochemicals
  • 3070 Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, botanical interaction
  • 3100 Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
  • 5000 Medical nutrition therapy

Suggested Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 10.4.1 Collects information related to the patients use of pharmacotherapy and dietary supplements.
  • 10.4.2 Applies knowledge of pharmacotherapy and its effect on nutrient absorption, utilization and metabolism when developing and/or revising the plan of care.

Additional CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may also apply.

Dean Elbe, RPh, PharmD, BCPP is a Doctor of Pharmacy and Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Dean has practiced for the past 3 years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Prior to this, Dean worked in Adult Psychiatry for 10 years. Dean is an editor of Editions 11-16 of Food Medication Interactions (written by his co-speaker Zaneta Pronsky) and author of the Grapefruit-Drug interaction table in each of these editions. Dean has produced 4 versions of Food Medication Interactions software viewable on personal digital assistants and smart phones such as Palm and Pocket PC Devices as well as BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad. Dean is an international speaker and Director of the company MediaPharm, where they make health information podcasts, with a personal touch, and he encourages you to follow him on Twitter at these handles: @DrDeanElbe and @MyMediaPharm.

Disclosures: Dr. Elbe certifies that there are no disclosures for this webinar.