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Vitamin D: An Overview

Vitamin D: An Overview

Course author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN
Contact Hours: 3.0
Price: $8.97
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 4/30/2017
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Course Description
Nursing knowledge of the physiological functions of vitamin D and the systemic effects of vitamin D deficiency will help them educate patients on the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Patients treated for vitamin D deficiency should be aware of the signs of acute and chronic vitamin D intoxication. This course will help nurses identify signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency and its treatment.

Course Outline
  1. I. Introduction
    1. Vitamin D: Overview
  2. The Physiological Functions of Vitamin D
  3. Vitamin D: Sources And Daily Requirement
    1. Food sources of vitamin D
    2. Sunlight as a source of vitamin D
    3. Daily vitamin D requirement and serum levels
  4. Vitamin D Deficiency
    1. Breast-fed infants
    2. Skin pigmentation
    3. Obesity
  5. The Health Effects Of Vitamin D Deficiency
    1. Bone health: osteomalacia/rickets
    2. Autoimmune diseases
    3. Cancer
    4. Cardiovascular disease
    5. Cognitive impairment, dementia and alzheimer's disease
  6. Drug Interactions With Vitamin D
  7. Vitamin D Toxicity: Acute And Chronic
  8. Prevention And Treatment Of Vitamin D Deficiency: Therapeutic Use Of Vitamin D Supplementation
  9. Summary
NurseCe4Less is ANCC approved
NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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