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Managing Gastrointestinal Disorders: Could Probiotics be the Answer?


Recent guideline published in 2020 by the American Gastroenterological Association identified significant knowledge gaps in the use of probiotics to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Probiotics are widely available over the counter and may be suggested to patients by pharmacists in the community. The available primary and tertiary literature evaluate the differences between specific strains of probiotics. Topics discussed will include the various benefits probiotics species may produce, the recommendations for probtiotic use specifically in gastrointestinal disorders, and how to apply this information in the pharmacy setting.

Fee

$0.00

CE Hours

0.50

CE Units

0.050

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists

Accreditation(s)

Disclosure Policy
The disclosure policies of the SIUE School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Education requires all persons in a position to control content to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, the Office of Professional Continuing Education will initiate a process for resolving the conflict.  The existence of relationships does not necessarily imply bias or lessen the value of the activity.  All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.
The persons required to disclose conflicts include all course faculty, the SIUE CPE administrator, all activity planners and all reviewers.  The relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations must have occured over the past 12 months.

 
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  
 
 
 
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Support/Credits

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Jennifer Arnoldi, Pharm.D., BCPS, for her assistance as a mentor of this project.

 

 

 

Recent guideline published in 2020 by the American Gastroenterological Association identified significant knowledge gaps in the use of probiotics to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Probiotics are widely available over the counter and may be suggested to patients by pharmacists in the community. The available primary and tertiary literature evaluate the differences between specific strains of probiotics. Topics discussed will include the various benefits probiotics species may produce, the recommendations for probtiotic use specifically in gastrointestinal disorders, and how to apply this information in the pharmacy setting.

Objectives

  • Compare and contrast strains of probiotics in relation to biologic effects.
  • Evaluate the appropriate use of probiotics in patients with various gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Recommend an appropriate probiotic treatment regimen for a patient

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Jennifer Arnoldi picture

Jennifer Arnoldi, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharm. Practice, SIUE


Brief Bio : Dr. Arnoldi is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She holds a joint appointment with the SIU School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Her areas of interest include diabetes, nutrition support, and medication reconciliation.
Disclosure : Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The presenter has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Kristen Ingold picture

Kristen Ingold
SIUE


Disclosure : Kristen Ingold has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Sidney Robertson
SIUE School of Pharmacy


Disclosure : Sidney Robertson has completed and submitted the SIUE School of Pharmacy Continuing Pharmacy Education Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

Activity Number

0480-0000-20-040-H01-P

Release Date: Nov 12, 2020
Credit Expiration Date: Nov 11, 2023

CE Hours

0.50