Alternative Medicine

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

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Course Topics

Chronic Kidney Disease /Herbs and Supplements

Review the definition, causes, and complications of CKD; Explain advantages of using cystatin C-based estimations of glomerular filtration rate, compared with creatininebased estimations; Select effective treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and hyperkalemia in patients with CKD; List uses and side effects of common supplements, such as coenzyme Q10, zinc, and melatonin; Counsel patients and parents about supplements that can be used in children with insomnia, autism, and Tourette syndrome.

Opioids and Hepatitis C /Medical Marijuana

Identify patients at high risk for hepatitis C; Recognize the correlation between injected drug use and hepatitis C; Treat a patient with hepatitis C; Cite the medical conditions for which medical marijuana has the strongest evidence of efficacy; Determine whether a patient qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana.

Iron/ Prevention of Heart Disease

Identify causes of high serum ferritin levels; Select appropriate therapy for patients with iron overload; Compare dosing options for oral and intravenous iron supplementation; Counsel patients about the benefits of integrative medicine approaches for cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, and lipid profile; Use mind-body therapies and motivational interviewing strategies to help patients make lifestyle modifications.

Update on Ketamine and Esketamine

Explain the neurotrophic hypothesis of depression; Sketch the mechanism of action of ketamine and related agents; Summarize the findings of randomized trials that established the efficacy of ketamine and esketamine for treatment of depression; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of depression and suicidal ideation with ketamine or esketamine; Follow consensus guidelines when using ketamine or esketamine.


Suicide Risk/Alternative Medicine

Teach psychiatric clinicians in training techniques for improving care and avoiding litigation related to suicidal patients; Recognize dynamic and static risk factors for suicide; Identify suicidal patients who are being treated for behavioral health conditions; Avoid drug interactions in patients taking over-the-counter herbal remedies and supplements; Advise a patient who asks about the safety of cannabidiol


Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Psychology, and Psychiatry