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Caring for a child with adrenal insufficiency

Caring for a child with adrenal insufficiency

Caring for a child with adrenal insufficiency

Sinéad Moloney, Nuala Murphy, and Jacqueline Collin
Sinéad Moloney, Nuala Murphy, and Jacqueline Collin
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 30 Oct 2018

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Description

Adrenal insufficiency is an endocrine condition defined as the inadequate production or action of glucocorticoids, principally a steroid hormone called cortisol. While rare in childhood, it carries the risk of adrenal crisis in the event of a child becoming unwell as a result of intercurrent illness, injury or surgery. Children's nurses must be vigilant in caring for a child with adrenal insufficiency and have a clear understanding and awareness of the principles of emergency management at home and in hospital.

Objectives

After reading the module you should be able to:
1. Explain the role and functions of the adrenal gland as part of the endocrine system.

2. Describe what the term adrenal insufficiency means and the differing presentations.

3. Recognise the importance of prompt sick day management and describe the principles of early intervention.

4. Identify the priorities of care for a child with adrenal insufficiency and describe the role of the children’s nurse in managing a child with this condition in hospital.
Sinéad Moloney, Nuala Murphy, and Jacqueline Collin

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Sinéad Moloney, Nuala Murphy, and Jacqueline Collin
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Sinéad Moloney, Clinical nurse specialist, paediatric endocrinology, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Nuala Murphy, Consultant paediatric endocrinologist, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin.

Jacqueline Collin, Lecturer, King’s College London.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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