Identifying Acute Care Nurses Practitioners' Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Practice on Current Thyroid Dysfunction Management in Acute Care
AuthorChu-Peterson, Angel L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractABSTRACT Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders in clinical practice. Critical illness is often associated with alterations in thyroid hormone functions. Thyroid dysfunction is a serious matter if managed inaccurately; it may increase morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this Doctor of Nursing Practice project is to identify the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and practice of advanced practice nurses (acute care nurse practitioners (ACNP) and adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNP)) on current thyroid dysfunction management in the acute care setting. The DNP project demonstrated that most acute care nurse practitioners believe that TD screening, diagnosis and management is important in the acute care setting. The survey results also indicated that most of the AGACNP/ACNPs would initiate treatment while managing patient in an acute care setting and will likely collaborate with endocrinology for overall management or follow ups to ensure quality and comprehensive care in management of TD. Keywords: thyroid disease, thyroid dysfunction, identify, knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, acute care
Degree ProgramGraduate College