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dc.contributor.authorLatimer, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorBarton, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorFord, Leeane
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Julia
dc.contributor.authorSein, Nang
dc.contributor.editorJulia Gilbert, Elisabeth Coyne
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-29T03:02:46Z
dc.date.available2020-09-29T03:02:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9781108413039
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/9781108329477.012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/398014
dc.description.abstractAcute endocrine conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disease are potentially life threat­ening, with high mortality rates if they are not detected and treated rapidly. During 2014-15, the prevalence of diabetes among the Australian population was 5.1 per cent, with a mortality rate of 16.3 deaths per 100 000 people (ABS, 2016).Yet for the same period, the mortality rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was almost five times higher (76.9 deaths per 100 000 people) (ABS, 2016). The treatment and management of acute endocrine conditions is complex, and requires an individualised approach (Diabetes Australia, 2015a). A multidisciplinary healthcare team is needed to manage these patients, and nurses play a vital role. This chapter discusses the incidence, presentation, clinical mani­festations and treatment of the following acute endocrine conditions: diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycaemia, adrenal crisis, hypothyroidism and thyrotoxicosis. In addition, the concepts of patient-centred care and the nurse's role in collaborative care for patients with acute endocrine conditions are discussed.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleAcute Care Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofchapter10
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom190
dc.relation.ispartofpageto211
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.titleAcute endocrine conditions
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLatimer, S; Barton, M; Ford, L; Gilbert, J; Sein, N, Acute endocrine conditions, Acute Care Nursing, 2018, pp. 190-211
dc.date.updated2020-09-29T02:56:13Z
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gro.griffith.authorGilbert, Julia
gro.griffith.authorLatimer, Sharon
gro.griffith.authorBarton, Matthew J.


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