Online Courses

NMT/RT Part 2: Endocrine Anatomy & Physiology

Price: $10.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 9/30/2022

This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. The endocrine system is the body's network of specialized glands that secrete minute amounts of chemical messengers, called hormones. Working in concert with the nervous system to regulate and coordinate basic body functions, endocrine hormones influence almost every cell, tissue, and organ to influence the way we feel and act. A&P for NMT/RT is designed to give an overview/review of the endocrine system with an emphasis on assessment, treatment and care of the patient with endocrine disorders most commonly encountered: Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's Syndrome, Addison's Disease, and hypoparathyroidism.

This content is supported by 6 addition anatomy and physiology courses for NMT/RT: Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Neurology, Pulmonary, and Renal.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system, including the function of various hormones and associated physiological effects.
  2. Compare the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing care management of a patient with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone to those of a patient with diabetes insipidus.
  3. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with Cushing's syndrome and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.
  4. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with a pheochromocytoma and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.
  5. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with hyperthyroid crisis and myxedema coma and describe the diagnostics and treatments used for each.
  6. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with hypoparathyroidism and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Debra Davidson Sievers, RN, MS, CDE

Debra Davidson Sievers, RN, MS, CDE, graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a BSN (magna cum laude) in 1978 and an MS (summa cum laude) in 1988. She has worked as a staff nurse on medical-surgical and ICU/trauma units and as a clinical nurse specialist in multi-system progressive care units, endocrinology, and diabetes. Ms. Sievers was manager of the Interact Disease Management program for Florida Hospital. She also managed the outpatient Diabetes Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. In her current position as inpatient diabetes clinical nurse specialist for Florida Hospital Orlando, Ms. Sievers is responsible for overseeing the diabetes program at Florida Hospital’s Orlando, Altamonte, Apopka, East Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, and Celebration Health campuses.

Ms. Sievers has been a certified diabetes educator since 1986, receiving recognition for diabetes patient education programs from numerous professional entities, including the Ohio Department of Health Diabetes Control Project and the American Diabetes Association. Ms. Sievers maintains professional affiliations with the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Central Florida Association of Diabetes Educators, among others. She has delivered educational presentations to healthcare professionals on topics such as endocrine crises, diabetes care and management, standards of care, and adult teaching-learning theory; and presented to audiences at local meetings; universities and community colleges; and state, regional, national, and international conferences. Ms. Sievers has also contributed to and reviewed a number of published professional manuscripts, conducted research studies, and developed poster presentations on diabetes care and management.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Kathryn Zanfei, RN, MSN, CCNS

Kathryn Zanfei, RN, MSN, CCNS, graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1994. She completed her Master of Science degree in nursing in 2000. Ms. Zanfei is a certified nephrology nurse and registered professional nurse in Florida, Indiana, and Illinois. She is also an advanced practice registered nurse/certified clinical nurse specialist.

In her current position as clinical nurse specialist for the multi-system PCU at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida, Ms. Zanfei oversees two 39-bed PCU areas and acts as researcher, educator, change agent, practitioner, leader, and consultant.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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CE Credits: 1.00, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2022
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CE Credits: 1.00, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2023

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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