UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Endocrine Disorders

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Med-Surg 365 | Endocrine DisordersImage for UW Med-Surg 365 course.
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module provides a review of the endocrine system, 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.


Heather Lien, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC 

Diabetes/Med-Surg Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, 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.