Online Courses

Endocrine System - Critical Care

Price: $19.00

This course series is accessible until 1/1/2022

Hormones and Glands and Diabetes provide a review of the endocrine system with an emphasis on assessment, treatment and care of the patient with endocrine disorders most commonly encountered in critical care. The specific endocrine disorders covered include: syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's Syndrome, Addison's disease and hypoparathyroidism. The diabetes course provides assessment, treatment, management, and care of the patient with diabetes mellitus.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

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.

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Hormones and Glands (1 CEU)
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 Cushing’s syndrome and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.
5. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with a pheochromocytoma and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.
6. 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.
7. Identify the etiology and the signs and symptoms of a patient with hypoparathyroidism and describe the diagnostics and treatments used.

Diabetes (1 CEU)
1. Recall that Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases whose acute and chronic complications can be minimized or prevented through appropriate treatment and management.
2. Determine the medication therapy used as an integral treatment intervention in the management of diabetes mellitus of the hospitalized patient.
3. Identify specific protocols and guidelines, established for optimal patient outcomes, for the patient with diabetes.
4. Identify the special care protocols and guidelines that are essential to re-establishing metabolic control of patients blood sugars.
5. Ensure the individual with diabetes mellitus has a competent skill level, with self-care as the foundation for maintaining blood glucose control after hospital discharge.

CC06 Endocrine Disorders: Hormones and Glands

Hours: 1.00
This course covers the etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostics and treatment for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, and hypoparathyroidism.

CC07 Endocrine: Diabetes

Hours: 1.00
This Diabetes course for nurses provides assessment, treatment, management, and care of the patient with diabetes mellitus. In addition to an overview of basic diabetes care, treatment and management, specific protocols, and guidelines to providing optimal patient outcomes and metabolic control of blood sugar levels of a patient with diabetes will be discussed.