Vitamin D- Pharmacist

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Over the last decade, interest in Vitamin D has exploded. In addition to its role in calcium homeostasis and bone health, vitamin D is increasingly being recognized for its effects on other systems of the body including the immune system, the pancreas, the brain, and the cardiovascular system. Vitamin D has also been recognized as potentially playing a role in fall prevention and the prevention of some cancers. The recommended minimum level of 25(OH)D, the major form of vitamin D circulating in the body, is under debate; experts have proposed that levels of 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) or higher may be optimal. In the U.S., about 36% of healthy young adults have vitamin D levels that are less than sufficient. Deficiency appears to affect all age and demographic groups. Few foods contain substantial amounts of vitamin D and most people require supplementation to achieve adequate levels. This issue summarizes the evidence to date that supports or refutes vitamin D’s potential health benefits in a variety of diseases and conditions. Current views regarding vitamin D requirements, recommended serum levels, adequate intakes and supplementation are also reviewed.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-10-008-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.