Endocrinology 101: Basic Essentials for Pediatric Endocrine Nurses

This web-based learning program has been specifically designed for nurses, by nurses, and provides an overview of basic principles of endocrinology. You will review how hormones play a central role in driving a child’s growth and development and be provided with key nursing considerations for the assessment and treatment of children with various endocrine conditions. Overall, this program will allow you to increase your knowledge and clinical skills to improve the care of pediatric endocrine patients.

To access this program, log on at http://cmeportal.icpdhm.com.

This learning program has been accredited by the Canadian Nurses Association for up to 1.5 credit hours. This learning program has been endorsed by the Canadian Pediatric Endocrinology Nurses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform appropriate anthropometrics in order to get accurate and reliable measurements for endocrine patients
  • Describe the pathophysiology of major endocrine glands, including the hormones they secrete
  • Identify disorders associated with over- and under-production of endocrine hormones in the pediatric population
  • Recognize appropriate treatment (including hormone therapies) and nursing considerations for pediatric endocrine disorders

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs:

  • June Jacob, RN, BSN, CDE, CPT
    Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Clinician
    Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, BC
  • Susan Murphy, RN, BScN
    Endocrine Clinic Nurse
    BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Endocrine Nurse Contributors:

  • Anne Benzekry, RN, BScN
    Pediatric Nurse Clinician
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
  • Kristen Langdon, RN
    Endocrinology Nurse
    London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
  • Bailie Tabak, RN, BN
    Endocrine Clinic Nurse
    The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Pfizer Canada to the not-for-profit physician organization the International Centre for Professional Development in Health and Medicine (ICPDHM).