CNA: Patients with Thyroid Disorders
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about the signs and symptoms of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, tests to examine thyroid gland function, and treatments for the different thyroid disorders.

Course Publication Date: October 12, 2023

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-TD-24
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the function of the thyroid gland.

  • Discuss the four very distinct problems of the thyroid gland.

  • Name four of the six common problems of the thyroid gland that are listed in this course.

  • Discuss what the term ‘non-toxic goiter’ refers to.

  • Name the four types of thyroid cancer.

  • Name four common tests to examine thyroid gland function.

  • List five signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

  • Discuss characteristics of Graves’ Disease.

  • List five signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.

  • Name three features that favor a benign thyroid nodule.

  • Name three features that increase suspicion of a malignant nodule.


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