A Clinical Look at Supplements & Alternative Therapies

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Presented by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP

Barb BancroftBarb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses' Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.

Workshop Description

The use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals or herbs, and alternative therapies has become a routine part of the Canadian lifestyle. Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals are relied on by patients and clients to have accurate information about the uses and effects of these products. But often, these items are marketed as having benefits that are unsubstantiated; do not carry adequate warnings when they interfere with lab tests, and may be misused by the client because they are “natural”. Using evidenced-based research, Barb will present the current clinical findings and safety of the numerous OTC products used for various medical and psychological conditions.

Workshop Topics

Your Patient or Client Asks You: Should I Just Take a Multivitamin? Or be Selective in My Vitamin Replacement?
- The Clinical Uses of B Vitamins: B1 to Prevent Alcohol-Induced “Opathies”
- B6 to Supplement INH and Other Drugs to Prevent Peripheral Neuropathies
- Does B7 Slow the Progression of MS? What Crucial Lab Tests B7 Skews
- Effectiveness of B12 for the Prevention of Anemia, Cognitive Decline, and Neuropathy
- Does Vitamin C Really Boost the Immune System?
- What are the Clinical Implications of Vitamin D Toxicity and Deficiency?
- What are the Clinical Manifestation of Magnesium and Zinc Deficiency?
- How to Advise Patients & Clients to Naturally Replace these Minerals?

The World of “Pre” Biotics and Probiotics
- Relationship of Pre and Probiotics to Maintaining the “2nd Brain”: the Microbiome
- Are There Antibiotic-Resistant Probiotics? Which Ones Should Your Patients Take?
- Do Probiotics Promote Weight Loss? Which Organisms Should be Included?

Can Supplements Interfere with Drugs and Lab Tests? Which Drugs and Which Lab Tests are Important to Monitor?

Clinical Effects of Selected Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Herbal Products, & Therapies
- Anti-Inflammatories and Anti-Oxidants: Omega 3 Fatty Acids; Turmeric
- Clinical Uses of Melatonin have Been for Sleep…Can it Help Treat Sundowning?
- Should CoQ10 be Used when Patients are Taking a Statin Drug?
- Milk Thistle for Liver Health; Menstrual & Menopausal Symptoms Including Hot Flashes and Urinary Tract Infections
- Honey for Wound Care & Cough: What Does the Evidence Support?
- Using Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder: Does Time of Day Matter?
- Does St John's Wort Help Depression & Insomnia?

Ginseng, Glucosamine, Garlic, Grapeseed, Gingko, & Ginger
- How Can the “G's” be Used in Clinical Practice?
- What are the Benefits and the Risks? Drug Interactions?
- Is There Evidence that Glucosamine has to be Used with Chondroitin for Joints?
- Should We All be Taking Vitamin K for Our Bones?

Who Should Attend?

- All Regulated Health Personnel in Direct Care Roles
- RN's NP's, RPN's LPN's in Acute Care, Critical Care & Special Care Areas
- Professional Staff in Geriatric, Home, Community and Primary Care settings
- Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Pharmacy Staff etc.