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Medical - Endocrinology

Recognising and Responding to Endocrinology Medical Emergencies:


Endocrine emergencies encompass a variety of potentially life-threatening conditions resulting from hormonal imbalances, necessitating prompt recognition and management in the prehospital setting. Examples include diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), adrenal crisis, and thyroid storm.


In this series of articles, we delve into the world of endocrinology emergencies from a prehospital perspective. We will explore the various challenges faced by prehospital healthcare providers, examine the critical components of assessment and intervention, and highlight the latest advancements and best practices in managing these emergencies. Through these articles, we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimise patient outcomes in endocrinology emergencies.

21 May 2024
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