Endocrine meds

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Endocrine meds
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2013-01-21 13:23:43
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  1. memory trick for names of Corticosteroids
    They are #1 antiinflammatory -- all end in ONE

    prednisone

    cortisone

    dexamethasone
  2. MOA of corticosteroids
    suppresses inflammatory and immune system by inhibiting synthesis of chemical mediators
  3. SE of corticosteroids (5)
    inc. risk of new infection

    inc. risk of delayed wound healing

    osteoporosis

    Cushing syndrome -- muscle wasting, fluid/electrolyte imbalance

    hyperglycemia
  4. nursing considerations for corticosteroids (4)
    monitor fluid balance, K and glucose levels

    DO NOT STOP SUDDENLY

    daily dose may increase during times of stress

    assess for underlying infection/delayed wound healing
  5. MOA of synthroid (3)
    increases basal metabolic rate

    enhances gluconeogenesis

    stimulates protein synthesis
  6. use for synthroid
    hypothyroidism
  7. patient teaching for synthroid (4)
    DO NOT DISCONTINUE -- replacement for hypothyroidism is life long

    need to have TSH levels drawn periodically

    takes 6-8 weeks for full effect

    take med in morning before meals

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