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Evaluation and treatment of vitamin D deficiency

Collins, Andrea DNP, NP-C, CNE

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000502797.81231.c6
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Abstract: Although evidence is inconsistent regarding the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the causality of many chronic disease processes, the functions of vitamin D impact more than just bone health. By understanding basic vitamin D concepts and varied recommendations, nurse practitioners can provide safe, individualized, effective evaluation and treatment of each patient's vitamin D status to promote positive health outcomes.

Andrea Collins is a practicing family NP and assistant professor at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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