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…
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with overactive or underactive Adrenal Glands (Cushing’s or Addison’s Disease)
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with a pituitary disorder (Diabetes Insipidus or SIADH).
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with hyper- or hypothyroidism.
- Discuss the pathophysiology and nursing implications for a patient with Diabetes Mellitus.
- Discuss the findings and priorities of care for a patient experiencing an exacerbation of Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetic Ketoacidosis or Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome).
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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