1. The Endocrine System
Post-acute care nurses should be knowledgeable about the types of endocrine conditions that are diagnosed in patients admitted to their setting. Endocrine conditions that are seen in post-acute care have the potential to lead to patient complications such as fluid imbalances or acid-base disturbances. This chapter reviews a variety of endocrine conditions that are often seen in the patient population in the post-acute setting, also addressing key features of assessment and intervention.