Dietary Calcium

Overview

4 out of 5 (2 Reviews)

Credits

1.25

Post Assesment Questions

9

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

25 Jul 2022

Last Reviewed

25 Jul 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Adequate calcium intake, from either direct food sources or calcium supplements, is essential for nutrition in patients of all ages. This article will summarize dietary sources of calcium, the current recommendations for calcium intake, the different types of calcium supplementation, the preventative measures and health benefits of calcium, and the potential risks of excessive calcium intake. Additionally, this article will highlight the role of interprofessional team members in ensuring that patients receive appropriate dietary calcium for growth, nutrition, and disease prevention.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dieticians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the current recommendations regarding healthy calcium intake, and identify the indications for and the different formulations of calcium supplementation.
  • Outline the critical steps involved in calcium absorption, metabolism, and regulation, and summarize the main physiologic functions that are dependent upon ionized calcium.
  • Review any contraindications to calcium supplementation, adverse events associated with excessive calcium intake, and special considerations regarding calcium intake in specific high-risk populations like those with chronic kidney disease.
  • Summarize interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication with regards to adequate calcium supplementation to improve bone health and nutrition in both general and high-risk populations.

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CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.

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Dieticians AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 1.25 CPEU

 


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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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