Patients’ Use of Natural and Alternative Treatments to Manage Chronic
Live Webcast

Patients’ Use of Natural and Alternative Treatments to Manage Chronic Disease: Emerging Trends in Healthcare


Faculty:
Vanessa Ruiz
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC077865
Brochure Code:
PLW68015
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Imagine a patient, who has been admitted to your floor, has family bring in bottles of vitamins and supplements that he has been taking. Have you felt equipped in these circumstances to really know what these natural treatments were for? Could they be beneficial? Have you felt confident in the medication teaching with these patients? With the rising trend in natural therapies, nurses and allied healthcare professionals need to be equipped with the knowledge of alternative therapies to be able to assess for medication interactions and side effects, and advocate for patients on natural or conventional therapies.

During this enlightening live webcast, you will also learn natural approaches to common conditions (diabetes, coronary artery disease, post-surgical management, hypertension…) as Dr. Vanessa Ruiz, Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Nurse, shares from her expertise to propel your own practice forward!

Consider This Patient Story…

A 64-year-old female patient presented with intermittent subconjunctival hemorrhaging for two months. Prior medical history positive for Hypertension with V/S 138/82, P 82. She had been taking Diovan twice daily. PT/INR, aPTT, platelet count and von Willebrand factor were WNL. Platelet aggregation was decreased. When asked what supplements were new to her, she reported taking daily multivitamins, magnesium citrate 500 mg daily and vitamin E 500 IU daily.

The patient was advised to discontinue vitamin E due to its risk for increased bleeding. After cessation, subconjunctival hemorrhaging resolved within a few weeks. Patient case studies, like this one, will be interspersed through the day so you are ready to advocate well for patients when you return to work!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATORS

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recognizes courses sponsored by a CDR approved provider. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


NURSES - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


NURSES - FLORIDA

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


NURSES - IOWA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


REGISTERED DIETITIANS & DIETETIC TECHNICIANS, REGISTERED

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PESI, Inc., PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)  (please check our website for current approval period). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL: 2.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Faculty

Vanessa Ruiz Related seminars and products: 2

ND, RN-BSN,


Vanessa Ruiz is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse. She utilizes natural therapies in an integrative setting at Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Ruiz specializes in natural therapies for both behavioral health and medical conditions. She earned her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Southwest College in Tempe, Arizona, and her nursing degree from Stony Brook University, New York. She has been featured in YRM Podcast and the "Dig Deep Documentary". She has been a practicing nurse for over 10 years, in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and global health. She is the founder of Nurses for Natural Health, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering nurses in natural health. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps of New York, Naturopaths without Borders and Homeopaths without Borders.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Vanessa Ruiz is a physician at Enliven Mental Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Vanessa Ruiz is a member of the Psych ANP.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, RNotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 5th Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Treating Chronic Pain, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Differentiate between conventional and natural management of common illnesses.
  2. Determine the risk/benefit ratio between conventional and natural approaches to illnesses.
  3. Explore chronic disease management using nutrition, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicine, physical medicine and energetic medicine.
  4. Evaluate the appropriateness of using natural therapies in chronic disease.
  5. Explore the clinical efficacy of vitamins/minerals in the management of chronic disease.
  6. Analyze patients' use of vitamins and herbs for common side effects and medication interactions.
  7. Choose reputable educational resources to further your knowledge of natural therapies.

Outline

Emerging Trends in Healthcare: Natural and Alternative Medicine

  • Making the case for natural medicine: When it's effective; when it's not
  • Explore different alternative modalities
  • Water therapy and energetic therapies
  • Vitamins as cofactors for biochemical pathways
  • Why minerals are important to therapeutic protocols 

Explore Evidence-Based Natural Management of Common Illnesses

  • Diabetes: Optimal diets and supplements for reducing HgBA1c
  • Arthritis: Management of chronic pain through physical medicine, water therapy, nutrition, herbs and vitamins
  • Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure: Explore nutritional protocols, exercises and herbal supplementation to be considered in the treatment plan
  • Hypothyroidism: How nutrition, lifestyle factors, vitamin and herbal interventions can optimize thyroid hormone function
  • Insomnia: Improve sleep duration and quality through vitamin/herbal supplementation
    • Herbal/vitamin side effects with commonly used sedatives
  • Cancer: Supplements to avoid when a patient is on chemotherapy and interventions to minimize side effects of chemotherapy
  • Asthma: Nutritional and herbal interventions to minimize asthma exacerbations
  • Common Colds/Influenza​: Analyze herbal supplements that minimize symptoms, boost immune system and reduce duration of colds
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome​: Explore optimal diets, herbs and vitamins to manage IBS
  • Depression/Anxiety​: How to manage mood through nutrition and herbal interventions
  • Hypercholesteremia: Nutritional protocols and supplements to minimize LDL/VLDL and maximize HDL.
    • Which supplements interact with commonly-prescribed medications.
  • Surgical Management​: Which herbs/vitamins to avoid pre/post-surgery and interventions to optimize surgical healing

Furthering Your Education on Natural Medicine

  • Supplementation: Why quality matters
  • Continuing education: Best educational resources to learn more about natural medicine
  • Incorporating natural therapies into your own life
  • Understanding scope of practice and safely practicing using natural therapies

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Dietitians Nutritionists
  • Chiropractors
  • Diabetes Educators

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