endocrine&metabolic nursing

  • Client education is needed regarding the signs and symptoms of hypofunction and hyperfunction related to insufficient or excess hormone replacement.
  • Provide a safe environment.
  • Provide emotional support to the client and family. Encourage the client and family to express feelings related to disturbed body image or sexual dysfunction.
  • Instruct the client to wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
  • The client may need hormone replacement for the specific deficient hormones.
  • surgical intervention : hypophysectomy (pituitary adenectomy, trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery), thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, adrenalectomy

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