Nutrition, part 6: Trace Minerals - Iron, Fluoride, Iodine, Zinc

Nutrition, part 6: Trace Minerals - Iron, Fluoride, Iodine, Zinc

October 16, 2023 1 min read

Key trace minerals overview: iron, fluoride, iodine, zinc. Functions of iron, dietary sources of iron, signs/symptoms of deficiency, treatment of iron deficiency, and key patient teaching for iron supplements. Plus, functions/sources of fluoride, iodine, and zinc.
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Nutrition, part 5- Electrolytes - Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium

Nutrition, part 5: Electrolytes - Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium

October 09, 2023 5 min read

Key information about the following electrolytes: calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sodium (Na). She discusses the function of each electrolyte, the normal range for each electrolyte, cool chicken hints for remembering the electrolyte ranges, dietary sources for each electrolyte, and signs/symptoms of excess or deficiency. Plus a quiz where you can NAME THAT ELECTROLYTE!
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Nutrition, part 4: Fat Soluble Vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E, K - LevelUpRN

Nutrition, part 4: Fat Soluble Vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E, K

July 16, 2021 4 min read 2 Comments

What does the body use vitamins A, D, E, and K for? Which foods are good sources of these vitamins? We'll cover all of this plus the signs of deficiency and toxicity for each of these vitamins.
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Nursing Tips: Nutrition

A patient with sodium disturbances may experience changes in their CNS.

Sodium Disturbances

by Cathy Parkes July 24, 2023

Vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy, and it causes swollen/bleeding gums, tooth loss, and poor wound healing.

Scurvy

by Cathy Parkes May 11, 2023

Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is needed to prevent neural tube defects in a developing fetus.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

by Cathy Parkes October 24, 2022

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