Vitamin D Resources for clinical settings

Wednesday 17 April, 2013

SunSmart has a number of resources to help medical professionals confidently identify and advise patients at risk of low Vitamin D.

A vitamin D tracker and sunscreen calculator tool are available at sunsmart.com.au and on the free SunSmart smartphone app. The tracker can assist patients to examine their individual sun exposure patterns to determine whether they're meeting recommendations to help with vitamin D.

Also available are two new educational tools designed to provide GPs and other health professionals with increased knowledge and confidence to address sun exposure, Vitamin D and skin cancer prevention.

The Skin Cancer and Vitamin D education is a one-hour online activity guiding GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, prevention and diagnosis of skin cancer and Vitamin D management is also addressed. Suitable for GPs and other health professionals across Australia, and accredited with RACGP (2 points) and ACRRM (1 point), this resource is available now at http://thinkgp.com.au/education/content/23172

A 15 minute video on Vitamin D & Sun Protection in General Practice, presents expert opinions on these topics, with practical recommendations and resources for patients.

More information available at: sunsmart.com.au/vitamin_d