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The Endocrine System: Master of Your Universe, A Review and Update for Nurses

Thursday November 21, 2013

Location:  Nicholls State University Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall Auditorium
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. registration.  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presentation
Credit:  5.5  contact hours

Speaker:  Amber Berry RN, MSN, ACNP-BC  is an adjunct clinical instructor at Nicholls State University in the College of Nursing and Allied Health.  She has been a nurse for 12 years and an acute care Nurse Practitioner for 6 years working in acute care and family practice.

The goal of this activity is to review and update nurses on endocrine disorders.  Upon completion of the activity, the learner will identify the role of thyroid function in chronic disease and identify best practices for treating thyroid disease based on the latest guidelines; identify the role of the adrenal glands in maintaining homeostasis and identify best practices in caring for Cushing’s Disease and Addison’s Disease; explain the function of the pituitary gland and disease associated with pituitary dysfunction; appreciate the impact of diabetes mellitus on healthcare and identify the best practices for diabetes treatment based on the latest guidelines.  The target audience is RN’s working in the hospital setting.






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