Diseases of the Drugs: Organ Systems

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Diseases of the Drugs: Organ Systems

Description

Dr. Christie Fleetwood is at it again with more Diseases of the Drugs! Using the combined lists of the Top 100 Most Prescribed and Top 100 in Sales, this five-part series focuses on essential pharmaceutical agents in the evolution of diseases.

Lesson 1 focuses on drugs affecting the gastrointestinal system, the genito-urinary system, and the immune system. Looking at the drugs used for GERD, IBS, IBD, ED, BPH, urinary incontinence, and antibiotics, we’ll find out what can go wrong and why. Direct and indirect effects of the drugs (from the mechanisms of action), primary and secondary effects (from the body compensating or responding to the drugs), nutritional deficits caused by the drugs and other considerations (financial, emotional, dis/empowerment to the patient) will be investigated through the lens of a pharmacist-turned-naturopath.

Lesson 2 of the series looks at the cardiovascular system–specifically, those used for hypertension, dyslipidemia, Type II Diabetes, clotting disorders, and arrhythmias)–and the radically clear link between diseases and the drugs that caused them.

Lesson 3 will investigate the nervous system, especially drugs used for ADHD, sleep, dementia, MS, chronic pain, smoking cessation, and the immune system, particularly immunomodulators used for MS and chronic pain.

Lesson 4 of the series looks at the respiratory system, and sheds light on drugs used to manage allergies, asthma, COPD, and infections specific to the lungs.

Lesson 5, the last in the series, explore pharmaceutical that affect the nervous system–drugs used for depression, anxiety, epilepsy, psychosis, bipolar–and the immune system (immune suppressants used specifically for autoimmune diseases). This piece is focused on the ethics surrounding the use of these particular agents, as they put the patient’s very life at risk.

As naturopathic doctors, we have so many more tools from which to choose than potentially dangerous pharmaceutical agents. Let’s make sure we know the full risks of each of them before using them in the care of our patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to predict possible adverse events based on mechanism of action, nutrient depletions, black box warnings, listed warnings and precautions and/or published adverse events
  • Know the meaning of iatrogenesis
  • Better understand the Law of Dual Effect and its application in medicine
  • Think about the complex patient in a deeper, more “root-cause/treat-the-whole-person” kind of way
  • Be prepared for next year’s series in de-prescribing!

Course Content

  • Lesson 1 | GI, GU, & Immune Part 1 2h 00min
  • Lesson 2 | Cardiovascular System & Diabetes 2h 00min
  • Lesson 3 | Nervous System Part 1 & Immune System Part 2 2h 00min
  • Lesson 4 | Respiratory 1h 45min
  • Lesson 5 | Nervous System Part 2 & Immune System Part 2 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
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    10 credits total (up to 10 credits Category A, up to 10 credits Category A - Prescribing) -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, up to 2 hours Ethics) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    10 hours total (up to 10 hours General, up to 10 hours Pharmacology) -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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