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Welcome to the Show
(http://www.nursingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nurse-Lap-Charting-writing-sm-300x200.jpg)Welcome to this week's episode of the Nursing Show, I'm your host Jamie Davis and I'd like to welcome all of you to this week's program. I will be looking at a recent news item about adult autism patients and their struggles with the health care system plus some more nursing care news and technology tidbits. And in this week's tip of the week I'll follow up with the second of a two part series on thyroid disorders looking at Hyperthyroidism. That's coming up right after this week's nursing news items.
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Autisitic Adults' Healthcare Struggles (http://news.nurse.com/article/20121206/NATIONAL02/112100030)
Temporary Tattoo Patient Assessment Tool (http://www.medgadget.com/2012/12/temporary-kids-tattoos-repurposed-for-continuous-perspiration-monitoring.html)
Simple Nursing Interventions Reduce Complications (http://news.nurse.com/article/20121205/OR02/312050041)
Tip of the Week - Hypothyroidism Overview for Nurses
Time for this week's tip of the week. I'm going to review Hypothyroidism in this episode as part two of the Nursing Show series on Thyroid Disorders. We looked at Hyperthyroidism in last week's episode. Let's get in to this week's segment on Hypothyroidism.
The thyroid gland is an important organ of the endocrine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/n/pmh_adam/A002351/) system. It is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box. The gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which control the way every cell in the body uses energy. This process is called metabolism (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/n/pmh_adam/A002257/).
National Library of Medicine on Hypothyroidism