VIDEO: Short on Sunshine: Addressing Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnant Women and Breastfed Infants
Date Recorded: 6/3/2013
Last Day to Register: 6/25/2015
Instructional Hours: 1.00
Online Evaluation: Available 6/3/20136/25/2015
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? Yes (75% or better to pass)
*For Videos with a post test, you must score 75% or higher and complete the online evaluation to receive credit.
Presenter(s): Carol Wagner MD
Disclosure Statement: Disclosure Statement In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices are asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation. Any financial disclosures will be provided at the beginning of the presentation.
Description: This SCHOOLS presentation is a counterpart for its sister article in the May/June edition of Progressnotes and will focus on vitamin D deficiency, its implications for skeletal and nonskeletal health, and recent research about how to maintain sufficient vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation and the importance of doing so. View the video here: //
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.
Accreditations and Pricing
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Physicians $0.00 $0.00

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All Other Participants $0.00 $0.00
This program provides 1 CEUs by South Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Discuss the extent of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in the US, particularly among high-risk groups such as African Americans and the obese
Recognize that vitamin D supplementation is actually crucial to fetal health and development and the skeletal nonskeletal health of the breastfed infant
Show familiarity with current guidelines on the suggested daily intake of vitamin D for the general population and pregnant women
Recognize the widespread vitamin D deficiency among breastfed infants and compare and contrast the relative advantages and disadvantages of supplementing the mother vs supplementing the nursing infant with vitamin D to address that deficiency

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