NMT/RT Part 2: Anatomy & Physiology - Endocrine
Hours: 1.00
This course is accessible until 1/31/2020

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. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit in the same biennium.

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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.

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.

Bonnie Hauck, RN, BSN

Ms. Hauck graduated from Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1983. She is a certified diabetes educator and a basic life support instructor. Bonnie’s current role is as an education specialist and in-patient diabetes educator for Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, Florida. At Winter Park Hospital, she provides support orientation of new staff nurses, provides diabetes education to in-patients, and is a resource for all staff.

Stacey Hawes, MSN, RN, PCCN

Stacey currently is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Previously she served as a Critical Care Program Training Coordinator for all seven campuses of the Florida Hospital System. Stacey received her BSN degree from Florida State University and her MSN degree from the University of Central Florida with a focus as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has more than 15 years experience in critical and progressive care delivery. She is an author, speaker, and trainer and has certification with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in progressive care (PCCN).

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

Lynn A. Rowe, PhD, RN

Lynn A. Rowe, PhD, RN, graduated from Florida State University School of Nursing in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1991 with a BSN degree. She received her MSN from University of Phoenix in 1999. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Arizona in 2014. After graduation, she began work as a staff nurse in a medical telemetry unit at Florida Hospital from 1991-1994. She entered the CCNIP training program in 1994 and completed with final placement in the MSICU as a staff nurse from 1994 to 1999. In 1999, Ms. Rowe assumed the position as an Education Specialist for that unit and remained there until 2001 when she accepted the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist for MSICU, Dialysis, and Urology. Her current position is as a Nurse Research Scientist in the department of Clinical Excellence and Research.

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.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 1, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 1, Category: 00 - Technical, Expires: 1/31/2020

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 PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

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