The Role of Vitamin D in Wound Healing
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2090, 3005, 3100, 5380; Level 3
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
This continuing education course examines the role of vitamin D in wound healing, specifically looking at the functions of vitamin D nuclear receptors in the wound healing process. It also examines the ways vitamin D deficiency can develop in wound patients, signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and treatment guidelines.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- State three ways patients with wounds can become vitamin D deficient.
- Assess five signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.
- Explain vitamin D’s role as a nuclear hormone receptor in wound healing.
- Propose treatment options for vitamin D deficiency in wound healing.
Kimberly Thompson, MS, RDN, LDN is a practicing clinical dietitian in Memphis, Tennessee, who specializes in neuromuscular diseases such as spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and the complications that arise from these conditions.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR