Diseases of the Drugs: Deprescribing of the Drugs

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Diseases of the Drugs: Deprescribing of the Drugs

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Every naturopathic doctor is required to successfully complete comprehensive pharmacology training in the naturopathic medical school curriculum. Many licensed naturopathic doctors are also required to complete hours of continuing education specifically in pharmacy to renew their license. Naturopathic training has focused extensively in the prescribing of drugs, with the respective appropriate drug choice, dosing, and frequency, all while also avoiding interactions and contraindications.

Deprescribing is not really taught well – indeed, rarely taught at all – and this continuing education series is intended to support the naturopathic doctor, where indicated, appropriate, and within their scope of practice, to safely wean their patients off of their prescribed medications.

Focusing on main diseases seen across all body systems. the Deprescribing of the Drugs online continuing education series follows the same structure as Christie Fleetwood’s Diseases of the Drug: Organ Systems series. In Diseases of the Drugs: Deprescribing of the Drugs, Dr. Fleetwood will look at the same Top 100 Drugs in Sales, the same Top 100 Drugs in Volume, and the same diseases for which these drugs are used. However, in this course, she will now do so with a focus on treating those disease states from a vitalistic, naturopathic standpoint. Because once the patient is healthy enough and no longer in a compensated state, it becomes clear — through both subjective and objective measures — that the patient is, in fact, actually overmedicated! This series is designed to help the practitioner know how to safely remove the drugs in question.

The Diseases of the Drugs: Deprescribing of the Drugs series is broken up into 5 lessons, each focusing on a specific organ system in a 2 hour pre-recorded video:

  • Lesson 1: GI, GU systems and Immune system part 1: how to treat GERD, IBS-D, chronic constipation; ED, BPH, over-active bladder; bacterial and viral infections. What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.
  • Lesson 2: Cardiovascular system: how to treat hypertension, dyslipidemia, DMII, arrhythmias, angina, blood clotting disorders. What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.
  • Lesson 3: Nervous system part 1 and Immune system part 2: how to treat ADD/ADHD, dementia, chronic pain (non-auto-immune), sleep disorders, smoking cessation, and Multiple Sclerosis. What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.
  • Lesson 4: Respiratory system: how to treat allergies, asthma, COPD. What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.
  • Lesson 5: Nervous system part 2 and Immune system part 3: how to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, (PTSD—bonus!), and auto-immune disorders (RA, UC, Crohn’s, psoriasis, mixed-connective tissue disorder, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism). What to consider when the patient comes to you already on these drugs; how to monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety; which drugs, when the patient is found to be overmedicated, may be abruptly discontinued, and which ones require tapering.

Come and join Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Pharmacist, Dr. Christie Fleetwood, as she provides for a fabulous blend of pharmacology, deprescribing methods, vitalistic philosophy, and wholism delivered with Docere to walk step-by-step up the Therapeutic Order starting with the very foundation of our medicine (the Vis Medicatrix Naturae and Primum Non Nocere), to re-visit how to Tolle Totum by Tolle Causam! This way of practice brings the patient back to radically vibrant health (full circle, back to Praevenire), which means their drugs will necessarily need removal (or at least drastic reduction)!

Learning Objectives

  • Review the top 100 pharmaceutical agents prescribed by both sales and volume
  • Identify and monitor both subjective and objective parameters for safety in deprescribing medications
  • Identify when a patient is overmedicated as well as the appropriate steps for safely deprescribing them where indicated, appropriate, and within the practitioner’s scope of practice
  • Recognize the importance of utilizing all aspects of the Naturopathic Principles and the Therapeutic Order to reestablish health and balance

Course Content

  • Lesson 1 | GI, GU, Immune 2h 00min
  • Lesson 2 | Cardiovascular System 2h 00min
  • Lesson 3 | The Nervous System Part 1 & Immune System Part 2 2h 00min
  • Lesson 4 | Respiratory System 2h 00min
  • Lesson 5 | Nervous System Part 2 & Immune System Part 3 2h 00min

Instructor

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, in 1988. After practicing as a retail pharmacist in the greater Richmond area for a decade, I attended Bastyr University, earning a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Because of my unique education and training, I understand both conventional medicine as well as natural forms of healing. And because I’ve been asked to teach on pharmacology/pharmacy related topics to my beloved naturopathic profession, I study them constantly, going deeper into the intricacies and nuances of the agents and uncovering some astonishing information that I think YOU (and your patients/clients) would benefit from knowing!

--Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    5 CEUs total (up to 5 CEUs Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours Category F - Prescriptive Authority) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    10 CEUs total (up to 10 CEUs General, up to 10 CEUs Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General, up to 10 hours Pharmacology) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    5 CPDs total (up to 5 CPDs Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    10 CMEs total (up to 10 CMEs General, up to 10 CMEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    10 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    10 credits total (up to 10 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    10 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    10 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    10 CEUs total (up to 10 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    10 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    10 CEs total (up to 10 CEs General, up to 10 CEs Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General, up to 10 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    10 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General, up to 10 hours Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    10 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    10 contact hours total (up to 10 contact hours General, up to 10 contact hours Pharmacotherapeutics) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General, up to 10 hours Naturopathic Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    10 credits total (up to 10 credits General, up to 10 credits Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    10 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours Category C, up to 10 hours Category F) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    10 CEs total (up to 10 CEs General, up to 10 CEs Pharmacy) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours Category 2, up to 10 hours Category 2 - Pharmacology) -Assumed Approval
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