Dealing with Thyroid Disorders
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about how the thyroid gland functions, different thyroid disorders, tests for thyroid function, signs and symptoms of both hyper- and hypothyroidism, causes of both, and types of thyroid cancer.

Course Publication Date: March 14, 2018

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:TD030718
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe how the thyroid functions.
  • Discuss what the function of the thyroid is.
  • List four common thyroid problems.
  • Identify three common tests to examine thyroid gland function.
  • Name three signs and symptoms of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
  • List the three distinct parts of Graves’ disease.
  • List three facts about thyroid nodules.
  • Name four types of thyroid cancer.


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