You are an AGACNP for a local endocrine specialty group.

You are an AGACNP for a local endocrine specialty group. You see patients each morning in the clinic and you round in the hospital doing new consults in the afternoons and evenings. Please choose one of the following endocrine disorders and indicate if it is chronic, complex acute, or critical. Summarize the risk factors, etiology, clinical manifestations, and common presentation of the endocrine disorder you have chosen. Write your management plan including appropriate diagnostic tests and clinical interventions for both treatment and preventative care of your geriatric patient. Please try to avoid duplicating topics. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.

  • Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Types I or II
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 
  • Myxedema Coma
  • Thyroid Crisis/Storm
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Subclinical Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s)
  • Adrenal Crisis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Symptoms of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)
  • Acromegaly
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Gigantism
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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