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 »


10 Best Hospitals in Washington for Nurses 2017


Look to the following 10 Best hospitals in Washington state for nurses to work for based on nurse’s ratings and reviews. 1. Evergreen Health Medical Center RATING AT  4.7 FAVOURITE  100% Great teamwork with all health care providers. Great fundamentals.

Transfusion Reactions Nursing Notes


Any patient receiving a transfusion of blood or blood products is at risk for a transfusion reaction. An immediate reaction may occur during the transfusion itself or several hours after the transfusion. The chart below describes immediate reactions.    

Thyroid and parathyroid Agents Cheat Sheet


THYROID AGENTS When thyroid function is low, thyroid hormone needs to be replaced to ensure adequate metabolism and homeostasis in the body. When thyroid function is too high, the resultant systemic effects can be serious, and the thyroid will need

Causes of Clubbing


Clubbing is symptomatic of chronic hypoxia. Peripheral circulation is diminished and oxygenation of vital organs and tissues is compromised. When you check the fingers, look for clubbing, a possible sign of long-term hypoxia. A fingernail normally enters the skin at

Hypothyroidism VS Hyperthyroidism Signs and Symptoms


Hypothyroidism VS Hyperthyroidism Sing and Symptoms Hypothyroidism, which affects women more commonly than men, occurs when the thyroidgland fails to produce sufficient thyroid hormone. This deficiency in thyroid hormone causes an overall decrease in metabolism. CAUSES Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Malfunction of