Sampson Community College - EMS 4202 - Endocrine/Diabetic Emergencies - Online CE

EMS-4402 – Endocrine/Diabetic Emergencies

November 8 – 27, 2021


Sampson Community College has developed a blend of challenging curriculum, experienced instruction and skills training, all taught in a supportive learning environment.

This course will address endocrine emergencies involving the thyroid gland, review of the anatomy and physiology necessary to completely understand normal thyroid function and hypothyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism produces a hypermetabolic state from an excessive amount of circulating thyroid hormone, resulting in emergencies such as thyroid storm and thyrotoxic crisis. Key findings include agitation, weight loss, nervousness and palpitations. Hypothyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when the thyroid gland secretes an inadequate amount or no thyroid hormone. The effects are generally opposite those of hyperthyroidism. The lack of circulating thyroid hormone reduces the basal metabolic rate, often producing subtle clinical signs and symptoms that may progress over several years. If the hypothyroidism condition becomes extreme, it may result in a severe depression in the metabolic rate and produce a potentially life-threatening emergency called myxedema coma.




  • Total tuition for this course is $70.00 (this will be fee exempt with letter of affiliation)
    • $70.00 (if NO exemption) payable to SCC. (Cash or check)


Angela R. Magill, MHS, NR-P, CISM,                                                                                                  John Turner, AAS, FP-C, CISM

Department Chair, EMS Coordinator, Curriculum/WD&CE                                                              Lead Instructor, Curriculum/WD&CE

910-900-4009 or                                                                                       910-900-4146 or

Opportunity Date: 
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 08:00 to Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 23:45
Statewide (No County)
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