Webinar - Adrenal insufficiency and sick day rules
Endocrine Specialist Nurse Alison Milne will be presenting a webinar on adrenal insufficiency and sick day rules. This latest Pituitary Foundation online session is on Monday 22 May at 13.30.
This members-only webinar is free.
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This is part of a new series of webinars (webinar is short for web-based seminar).
To take part you'll need a computer/ phone/ tablet and can watch, listen, and type questions and comments (but we won't see you).
These sessions will give our members a chance to engage with our expert medical committee and other pituitary health care professionals. We will host one per month and we'll let you know with plenty of time to sign up. Next up are Cushing's and acromegaly in June and July respectively.
Sick Day Rules
This webinar will be of interest to steroid-dependent patients who take hydrocortisone or prednisolone.
Alison will explain about the role of cortisol and the need to increase doses in illness and stressful situations. She will also talk about emergency hydrocortisone injections and adrenal crisis.
There will be an opportunity for viewers to ask questions to Alison at the end of her presentation.
A few areas we'll cover:
•Any sign of infection, feeling unwell, cold, flu, double dose for at least 48 hours
•Unable to swallow or keep medication down
•Requires IM Injection
•Medic Alert Information
•Hydrocortisone booklet & Steroid Card
Alison has over thirty years of varied nursing experience, predominantly in endocrinology. She currently works as a part-time endocrine specialist nurse in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Alison has been running The Foundation’s Endocrine Nurse Helpline for six years, a role she thoroughly enjoys, and she hopes that the pituitary community continues to benefit from her nursing experience and knowledge.
June 22 - Professor John Newell-Price will discuss Cushing's
July 27 - Professor Peter Trainer will discuss acromegaly