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

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 3: Cortisol, T3/T4, GH, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Oxytocin & Prolactin

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 the body and what controls release of the hormone.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 4: ADH, Aldosterone & RAAS

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

Antidiuretic hormone and aldosterone overview. Plus, the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System explained in detail.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 5: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Calcitonin, PTH, Insulin & Glucagon

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 6: Negative Feedback Mechanism vs. Positive Feedback Mechanism

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 thyroid hormones).
How the positive feedback mechanism differs from the negative feedback mechanism, with an example of a positive feedback mechanism (release of oxytocin).
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 7: Thyroid Panel and Blood Glucose Labs

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 glucose, 2 hour OGTT, and HgbA1C. Plus, Cathy's silly ways to remember the expected ranges for each of these lab values.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 8: Hypopituitarism, Hyperpituitarism & Hypophysectomy

Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 8: Hypopituitarism, Hyperpituitarism & Hypophysectomy

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hypopituitarism and hyperpitutiarism. Includes nursing care and patient teaching following a hypophysectomy.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 9: Growth Hormone Deficiency and Excess

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency and Growth Hormone Excess (Gigantism and Acromegaly).
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 10: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 11: Adrenocortical Insufficiency & Addisonian Crisis

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 13: Pheochromocytoma & Hyperaldosteronism

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of Pheochromocytoma and Hyperaldosteronism.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 14: Hypothyroidism & Myxedema Coma

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 life-threatening disorder.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System, part 16: Thyroidectomy: Nursing Care

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathryoidism

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 17: Hypoparathyroidism and Hyperparathryoidism

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

The pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, labs, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing care of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism.
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Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus - Pathophysiology, Signs & Symptoms, Labs, Treatment, Foot Care, Illness Care

Med-Surg Endocrine System part 18: Diabetes Mellitus

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 2020 Endocrine 19 - Diabetes Complications - Hypoglycemia, DKA, HHS

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

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

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 2020 Immune 1 - Immune System - Intro, Innate Immunity, Inflammation

Med-Surg Immune System, Part 1: Intro, Innate Immunity, Inflammation

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

Cathy highlights what will be covered in the Immune System playlist for Medical Surgical Nursing. She discusses the difference between innate and acquired immunity, and covers the 3 stages of the body's inflammatory response (which is a key part of innate immunity).
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Med-Surg 2020 Immune 2 - Acquired Immunity - Humoral and Cellular Immunity

Med-Surg Immune System, part 2: Acquired Immunity - Humoral and Cellular Immunity

by Cathy Parkes August 01, 2020

In this video, Cathy covers Acquired Immunity, which includes both humoral and cellular immunity. Cathy discusses B Cell activation and proliferation, as well as important types of T cells. Includes the difference between active and passive immunity, and natural and artificial immunity.
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