Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | Selected Topics | Monitoring Vitamins and Supplements in Geriatric Patients

How to monitor vitamins and supplements in geriatric patients.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be better able to:

  1. Describe the regulations for vitamins and supplements in the United States.
  2. Identify the clinical symptoms and laboratory abnormalities that suggest the presence of vitamin deficiency in older adults.
  3. Describe optimal vitamin supplementation regimens for treating vitamin deficiencies. 

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP
Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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