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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 19: Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 19: Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS

Cathy Parkes

Cathy teaches the risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care of Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS). Includes chronic complications associated with Diabetes

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 19: Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS

Cathy Parkes

Cathy teaches the risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs, treatment, and nursing care of Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State (HHS). Includes chronic complications associated with Diabetes

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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus

Cathy Parkes

Diabetes Mellitus pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs/diagnostics, and treatment. Includes important patient teaching regarding foot care and illness care to prevent life-threatening complications.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus

Cathy Parkes

Diabetes Mellitus pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, labs/diagnostics, and treatment. Includes important patient teaching regarding foot care and illness care to prevent life-threatening complications.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathryoidism - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing care of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing care of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care

Cathy Parkes

The nursing care of a patient requiring a thyroidectomy. Includes patient positioning, assessment of bleeding, and assessment for signs/symptoms of parathyroid damage (i.e. signs of hypocalcemia). Plus, post-thyroidectomy patient teaching.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care

Cathy Parkes

The nursing care of a patient requiring a thyroidectomy. Includes patient positioning, assessment of bleeding, and assessment for signs/symptoms of parathyroid damage (i.e. signs of hypocalcemia). Plus, post-thyroidectomy patient teaching.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 15: Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis) - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 15: Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hyperthyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Thyroid Storm (or Thyrotoxicosis)— a...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 15: Hyperthyroidism & Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hyperthyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Thyroid Storm (or Thyrotoxicosis)— a...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hypothyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Myxedema Coma— a life-threatening condition.

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients with (primary, secondary, tertiary) hypothyroidism. Plus, the causes, signs/symptoms and nursing care of a Myxedema Coma— a life-threatening condition.

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Pheochromocytoma and Hyperaldosteronism.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Pheochromocytoma and Hyperaldosteronism.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 12: Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome) - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 12: Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome)

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis (including the dexamethasone suppression test), treatment, and nursing care of Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome).

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 12: Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome)

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis (including the dexamethasone suppression test), treatment, and nursing care of Glucocorticoid Hormone Excess (Cushing's Syndrome).

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis

Cathy Parkes

The primary and secondary causes, signs/symptoms, abnormal labs, treatment, and nursing care of Adrenocortical Insufficiency (includes the ACTH stimulation test). Plus, causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care of an Addisonian...

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis

Cathy Parkes

The primary and secondary causes, signs/symptoms, abnormal labs, treatment, and nursing care of Adrenocortical Insufficiency (includes the ACTH stimulation test). Plus, causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and nursing care of an Addisonian...

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Diabetes Insipidus and Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH).

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Diabetes Insipidus and Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH).

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 9: Growth Hormone Deficiency and Excess - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 9: Growth Hormone Deficiency and Excess

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency and Growth Hormone Excess (Gigantism and Acromegaly).

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 9: Growth Hormone Deficiency and Excess

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency and Growth Hormone Excess (Gigantism and Acromegaly).

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 8: Hypo- vs. Hyperpituitarism & Hypophysectomy - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 8: Hypo- vs. Hyperpituitarism & Hypophysectomy

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hypopituitarism and hyperpituitarism. Includes nursing care and patient teaching following a hypophysectomy.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 8: Hypo- vs. Hyperpituitarism & Hypophysectomy

Cathy Parkes

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hypopituitarism and hyperpituitarism. Includes nursing care and patient teaching following a hypophysectomy.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 7: Thyroid Panel and Blood Glucose Labs - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 7: Thyroid Panel and Blood Glucose Labs

Cathy Parkes

Important labs to know for the Endocrine system, including the Thyroid panel and Blood Glucose levels. Thyroid panel labs include: T3, T4, and TSH. Blood glucose labs include: fasting blood...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 7: Thyroid Panel and Blood Glucose Labs

Cathy Parkes

Important labs to know for the Endocrine system, including the Thyroid panel and Blood Glucose levels. Thyroid panel labs include: T3, T4, and TSH. Blood glucose labs include: fasting blood...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 6: Negative Feedback Mechanism vs. Positive Feedback Mechanism - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 6: Negative Feedback Mechanism vs. Positive Feedback Mechanism

Cathy Parkes

How the negative feedback mechanism (or Negative Feedback Loop) functions to control the release of hormones in the endocrine system, with an example of a negative feedback loop (release of...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 6: Negative Feedback Mechanism vs. Positive Feedback Mechanism

Cathy Parkes

How the negative feedback mechanism (or Negative Feedback Loop) functions to control the release of hormones in the endocrine system, with an example of a negative feedback loop (release of...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 5: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Calcitonin, PTH, Insulin & Glucagon - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 5: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Calcitonin, PTH, Insulin & Glucagon

Cathy Parkes

Important hormones: epinephrine, norepinephrine, calcitonin, parathyroid hormone (PTH), insulin, and glucagon. Includes the functions of each of these hormones in the body, and what controls release of these hormones.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 5: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Calcitonin, PTH, Insulin & Glucagon

Cathy Parkes

Important hormones: epinephrine, norepinephrine, calcitonin, parathyroid hormone (PTH), insulin, and glucagon. Includes the functions of each of these hormones in the body, and what controls release of these hormones.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 4: ADH, Aldosterone & RAAS - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 4: ADH, Aldosterone & RAAS

Cathy Parkes

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone overview. Plus, the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) pathway explained in detail.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 4: ADH, Aldosterone & RAAS

Cathy Parkes

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone overview. Plus, the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) pathway explained in detail.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 3: Cortisol, T3/T4, GH, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Oxytocin & Prolactin - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 3: Cortisol, T3/T4, GH, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Oxytocin & Prolactin

Cathy Parkes

More detail about several important hormones in the body: cortisol, thyroid hormones (T3, T4), growth hormone (GH or somatotropin), estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Includes the function of each hormone in...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 3: Cortisol, T3/T4, GH, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Oxytocin & Prolactin

Cathy Parkes

More detail about several important hormones in the body: cortisol, thyroid hormones (T3, T4), growth hormone (GH or somatotropin), estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Includes the function of each hormone in...

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 2: Organs, glands & hormone overview - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 2: Organs, glands & hormone overview

Cathy Parkes

The main organs/glands of the Endocrine system and the key hormones produced by each organ/gland. Plus, Cathy's silly ways to remember many of the hormones.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 2: Organs, glands & hormone overview

Cathy Parkes

The main organs/glands of the Endocrine system and the key hormones produced by each organ/gland. Plus, Cathy's silly ways to remember many of the hormones.

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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 1: Introduction & Key functions - LevelUpRN

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 1: Introduction & Key functions

Cathy Parkes

Overview of what will be covered in the Medical-Surgical Nursing Endocrine system playlist. Plus, an Anatomy and Physiology review of the Endocrine system including its key functions.

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 1: Introduction & Key functions

Cathy Parkes

Overview of what will be covered in the Medical-Surgical Nursing Endocrine system playlist. Plus, an Anatomy and Physiology review of the Endocrine system including its key functions.