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Endocrinology Review

Presented by:  Cynthia Webner

Course Description:
Do you feel you have more endocrinology questions than you do answers? Have you forgotten some of the foundational concepts about endocrine disorders you learned in school?

Many patients in our community and in our hospitals have chronic endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus or hypothyroidism. Cindy is committed to helping RNs and APRNs enhance their knowledge and skills related to endocrine disorders. Cindy practices endocrinology, and, in this class, she will equip you with confidence to care for endocrine disorders.  She will answer the specific questions you have about insulin therapy, the care of patients with thyroid disease, and how to recognize adrenal insufficiency.

This 2.3-hour prerecorded video course will walk you through key points to consider when caring for patients with endocrine disorders. Topics range from monitoring the chronic stable disorder to caring for the patient with a newly diagnosed disorder, or an acute endocrine event.   During this educational journey Cindy will bring clarity to concepts as you develop expertise and gain confidence in your care of patients with endocrinology disorders

Course Content:    

  1. Review of the Endocrine System
  2. Diabetes Mellitus
    1. Type 1
    2. Type 2
    3. Diagnosis
    4. Stepwise Approach to Non-Insulin Diabetic Agents
    5. Non-Insulin Diabetic Agents
    6. Insulin Therapy
    7. Glycemic Goals in the Hospitalized Patient
    8. Pre-op / NPO Considerations
    9. Tube Feedings in the Patient with DM
    10. Insulin Pumps in the Hospitalized Patient
    11. Hypoglycemia
    12. Risk Factor Modification
  3. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    1. Causes
    2. Recognition
    3. Diagnosis
    4. Treatment
  4. Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Non-Ketotic Syndrome
    1. Causes
    2. Recognition
    3. Diagnosis
    4. Treatment
  5. Thyroid Dysfunction
    1. TSH and Thyroid Hormone evaluation
    2. Hypothyroidism
    3. Hyperthyroidism
    4. Thyroid Storm
    5. Myxedema Coma
  6. Adrenal Disorders
    1. Normal Adrenal Dysfunction
    2. Glucocorticoids / Mineralocorticoids
    3. Adrenal Insufficiency / Addison’s Disease
    4. Adrenal Crisis
    5. Cushing’s Syndrome / Cushing’s Disease
  7. Posterior Pituitary / Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)
    1. Normal function of ADH
    2. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
    3. Diabetes Insipidus

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss treatment strategies for Type I diabetes mellitus from Type II diabetes mellitus.
  2. Differentiate presentation and treatment strategies for DKA and HHNS.
  3. Correlate results of thyroid diagnostic tests with treatment strategies for hypo and hyperthyroidism.
  4. Recognize clinical manifestations of adrenal disorders.
  5. Examine long term treatment strategies in patients with chronic adrenal disorders.
  6. Describe clinical findings in patients with antidiuretic hormone disorders.

Continuing Education:    

2.3 hours of continuing education (contact hours) will be offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Online classes are available for 12 month access.

Course Price:
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