Endocrine System

Endocrine System

I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS A. Functions 1. Maintenance and regulation of vital functions 2. Response to stress and injury 3. Growth and development 4. Energy metabolism 5. Reproduction 6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance More »


Emergency Trauma Assessment


The initial assessment and management of seriously injured patients is a challenging task and requires a rapid and systematic approach. The aim of good trauma care is to prevent early trauma mortality. Early trauma deaths may occur because of failure

Causes of Alkalosis Mnemonics


Alkalosis is excessive blood alkalinity caused by an overabundance of bicarbonate in the blood or a loss of acid from the blood (metabolic alkalosis), or by a low level of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from rapid or

Acidosis Causes and Symptoms


Acidosis is caused by an overproduction of acid in the blood or an excessive loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis) or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from poor lung function or depressed

“Do Not Use” List of Medical Abbreviations


This article reviews common medical abbreviations that the Joint Commission has deemed potentially problematic, along with suggested alternatives. Applies to all orders and all medication-related documentation that is handwritten (including free-text computer entry) or on pre-printed forms.   *Exception:  A

Acute Anaphylaxis Signs,Symptoms & Treatment


What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It arises as an acute, generalized IgE-mediated immune reaction involving specific antigen, mast cells and basophils. The reaction requires priming by the