Educating Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) on Diagnosing and Managing Preoperative Thyroid Storm Using a Simulation Scenario

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2014
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Ashrov, Aziz
Mulandi, Victoria
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Thyroid storm is one of the most highly ranked endocrine emergencies and is an extreme presentation of thyrotoxicosis. Although intraoperative thyroid storm incidence is a rare event in hyperthyroid patients (10%), it accounts for high mortality rate of up to75% due to cardiac failure, shock, thromboembolic complications, and multi-organ failure. Timely recognition and the management of TS is vital for the anesthesia provider in ensuring patient safety and prevention of fatal outcomes.
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