As a result of the high prevalence of thyroid conditions, nurses and other healthcare providers encounter thyroid dysfunctional patients every day. The purpose of this course is to provide the most current information regarding thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment, and management to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment and optimum patient outcomes. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Describe thyroid anatomy and physiology.
2. Outline the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism, including possible causes and associated conditions.
3. Identify signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and effective treatment options.
4. Distinguish between various types of thyroid nodules and multinodular goiters.
5. Discuss thyroid cancer, including staging and treatment.
6. Describe special considerations when diagnosing and treating thyroid dysfunction in older patients.
7. Discuss the management of the patient with thyroid disease.
This 4-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.