Nursing the Addisonian Patient
eCPD Tutorial with Sophie McMurrough
We hear about an ‘Addisonian crisis’ in emergency medicine, but do we truly understand it? This 50 minute eCPD tutorial provides a good grounding in the anatomy and physiology of the adrenal gland, together with the hormones involved to allow you to understand the disease process.
As this disease can be an imitator of many others, an awareness of the classic clinicopathological findings and typical signalment can increase the likelihood of diagnosis. Alongside emergency treatment options to stabilise the patient in crisis, you will understand exactly what signs to look out for in the emergency patient.