Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism, is a rare disorder of the adrenal gland, found on top of the kidneys. It results in a lack of cortisol, which is a hormone that keeps our energy levels consistent throughout the day.
Addison’s disease can be lived with if you medicate regularly with hormone supplements, but there is a risk of your usual symptoms becoming suddenly much worse. This is called an Adrenal Crisis (Addisonian Crisis) which requires immediate first aid management and advanced care in hospital.
Our course covers all fundamental information surrounding Addison’s disease: its causes, symptoms, treatments, prevention as well as what to do if someone has an Adrenal Crisis.
This course will be delivered using a variety of teaching methods including presentations, case studies, small group discussions, videos, and practical simulation. They are suited for all levels of knowledge and experience.
Approximately 4 hours, however we can tailor the sessions to suit local requirements and individual needs.
We run bespoke sessions to suit trusts and care providers, so please get in touch with us to discuss your local needs.