Advancing the EMS profession
Community Paramedicine Education

Endocrine Disorders

Endocrine Disorders is a 3.5-hour course that teaches students working as community paramedics to assist patients diagnosed with endocrine disorders. The course will provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of endocrine disorders, present case studies on patients with chronic diabetes, review patient education tips, and learn techniques in diabetic care. The course will also explain management techniques for patients with other common chronic, sub-acute, and acute endocrine conditions. Students will participate in guided discussions, role play activities, and identification of community resources.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss endocrine system anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe management of chronic, sub-acute, and acute conditions in patients with endocrine disorders.
  • Identify social determinants of health in patients with endocrine disorders.
  • Discuss healthcare and community resources, medications, and goals in patients with endocrine disorders.
  • Discuss approaches to patient education for patients with endocrine disorders.

Endocrine Disorders may be taught as a stand-alone course, or as a component of NAEMT’s Community Paramedicine curriculum. This course may be offered to all paramedics and other out-of-hospital healthcare practitioners.