Article for Endocrine Nurses- Graves disease in children
Our staff includes many new nurses who do not have a background in endocrinology. A survey of our nursing staff was conducted with no respondents answering that they felt "very comfortable with their current endocrine knowledge". 66% of respondents said they were only "somewhat comfortable" with their endocrine knowledge whereas 33% of respondents said they were "uncomfortable" with their endocrine knowledge. 100% of respondents requested endocrine-specific educational sessions. Articles for this journal club will be tailored to topics requested by respondents.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- identify the pathophysiology of Graves disease
- identify the signs and symptoms of Graves disease
- discuss the standard treatments for Graves disease, including medication therapy, RAI, and surgery
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour(s).
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance