Patient care in the 21st century has never been more exciting or challenging. There is a renewed interest in natural products to treat illness and to maintain wellness. Herbal supplements are one of the fastest growing categories in the self-medication market. With more than 30,000 supplements available on the market and 1,000 new ones added each year, it is imperative that health care professionals become more informed about herbal and dietary supplements that may have signiﬁcant pharmacological effects on our patients. From an evidence-based perspective, this course will review popular herbal supplements and their implications in clinical practice including product description, popular uses, active ingredients, dosage, herb-drug interactions, safety, contraindications, and clinical considerations.
• Assess the value of understanding herbal supplements in healthcare to make informed decisions about treatment modiﬁcations.
• List and describe commonly used herbal supplements.
• Compare and contrast the daily dosage, common uses, mechanism of action, side effects and interactions of common herbal supplements.
Ms. Michelle Hurlbutt
Michelle Hurlbutt claims she has had the best of all worlds of dental hygiene. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a BS in Dental Hygiene and the University of Missouri, Kansas City, with a MS in Dental Hygiene ...