Exploring the Role of Natural Treatments in Wound Healing: A Focus on Calendula
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boiron USA.
Joseph E. Cruz, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey Clinical Coordinator- Internal Medicine PGY-1 Residency Program Director Department of Pharmacy Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood, New Jersey Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, Illinois Lucio Volino, PharmD Clinical Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey Clinical Pharmacist Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, New Jersey Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP Consultant Mitrzyk Medical Communications, LLC Northville, Michigan Educational Partners Pharmacy Times Continuing Education ArcMesa Educators Accredited Provider Global Education Group Statement of Need Homeopathic therapies have been available and commonly used for over 200 years. They are founded on a system of medicine that consists of specific, highly diluted remedies, and can often times be a challenging topic of discussion. This activity intends to bring awareness about the various types of homeopathic treatments available for wound healing, with a focus on calendula. Health care professionals are frequently approached by patients with specific questions on homeopathic therapies, and it is important for them to be able to appropriately answer their questions and address their concerns.
Educational Objectives At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
·Examine the process of wound healing and the role of natural alternative treatments
Explore the use of calendula in dermatologic applications, such as wound healing and post-radiation dermatologic complications
Compare the variety of topical dosage forms available for wound management
Identify the pharmacist and nurse practitioner’s role and opportunities for patient education in the treatment of wounds using natural alternative therapies
Table of Contents Description: This activity will provide an overview of various homeopathic therapies used for wound healing management, specifically calendula and its therapeutic uses.
Target Audience: Nurse Practitioners Release date: April 30, 2017 Expiration date: April 30, 2019 Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours Fee: Free
Method of Participation All participants will need to read the objectives and other introductory CME/CE information, take the pretest, and then proceed to the educational activity. Once the activity is completed along with the posttest and the evaluation, participants can request credit. You will have access to your certificate immediately following completion of the evaluation. Credit is provided until 4/30/2018. No credit will be given after this date. There is no fee to participate in this activity.
AANP Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is accredited for 2.0 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID #2236E. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
Disclosures Lucio Volino, PharmDhas the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Consultant/Independent Contractor: Haymarket Media
Grant/Research Support: Special Populations Inter-Professional Care Experiences (SPICE)
Speaker’s Bureau: Merck Vaccines
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. Faculty Joseph E. Cruz, PharmD, BCPS Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP ArcMesa Educators Planning Staff—David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Gabriella Pisano Global Education Group Planning Staff - Kristen Delisi, NP, Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Andrea Funk, and Laura Gilsdorf Contemporary Clinic Editorial Staff— Kirk McKay An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution and has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Off-Label Statement This educational activity may contain discussion of published or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Furthermore, attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. Disclaimer The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Contemporary Clinic, ArcMesa Educators, and Global Education Group. This material is prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, health care professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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