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00.01 Metabolic/Endocrine Course Introduction

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The Metabolic and Endocrine Course reviews the major organs and glands involved in secreting hormones in our bodies. Hormones are responsible for regulating nearly every basic function of our body, like our heart rate and processing blood sugar.  This course breaks down what happens when each gland is overactive or underactive. We will also walk you through the sometimes confusing condition known as Diabetes Mellitus. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with overactive or underactive Adrenal Glands (Cushing’s or Addison’s Disease)
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with a pituitary disorder (Diabetes Insipidus or SIADH).
  3. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with hyper- or hypothyroidism.
  4. Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with Diabetes Mellitus.
  5. Discuss the findings and priorities of care for a patient experiencing an exacerbation of Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetic Ketoacidosis or Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome).

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