Online Education | Med-Surg | Endocrine Disorders

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Endocrine Disorders

The endocrine system is the control center for the body. In this module, find out how complications of endocrine disorders affect overall health and the nursing interventions you can use to improve outcomes for the growing population of patients with diabetes.


photo of the speakerHeather Lien, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC
Diabetes/Med-Surg Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA



Comments from Past Participants

"I always think about the endocrine system as the most complicated system in our body. The speaker makes the content easy to understand and interesting. I really enjoyed this lecture!"

"The review of diabetes was most significant because of the prevalence of diabetes in our patient population. In my experience, this is the most common comorbidity, and it is important to remember the effects of uncontrolled diabetes to multiple organs of the body."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand diabetes pathophysiology.
  2. Explain diabetes acute and chronic complications.
  3. Explain the rationale for using basal and prandial insulin.
  4. List signs and symptoms of hyper/hypothyroidism.
  5. Discuss signs and symptoms of hypo/hyperperfusion of the adrenal gland.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.63 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.63 Contact hours


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