A 68years old female is about to be discharge home with her daughter after admitted to Medsurg floor due to severe pain and swelling of right knee.Hx of Osteoarthritis.The doctor orders Calcium 600mg 1tablet po Bid .Vitamin D, 1000iu po Bid.The nurse should explain to the patient that ?.
A. Vitamin D helps the calcium to work better.
B. Vitamin D is what she needs.
C. Multivitamin has all the needed vitamins.
D.Fish oil is the best.
Correct answer is A.
Rationale : It is important to take Calcium and Vitamin D daily as ordered by the doctor to maintain bones strength.
Do not exceed the required amount. Vitamin D can be found in milk products, fortified cereals and calcium supplements. Follow the doctor orders.
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