Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse
Jennie Walker Clinical educator, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results in elevated levels of parathyroid hormone and subsequent hypercalcaemia. Nurses have an important role in the support, education and care of the older person undergoing surgical or conservative treatment. Knowledge of pathophysiology is essential to ensure complications of hyperparathyroidism are identified promptly and managed appropriately alongside existing healthcare needs.
Nursing Older People. 28, 6, 27-32. doi: 10.7748/nop.2016.e808Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 14 February 2016
Accepted: 02 June 2016