Corticosteroids and role of RN - Corticosteroids(CS are used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions in children and adolescents including

Corticosteroids and role of RN - Corticosteroids(CS are...

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Corticosteroids (CS) are used in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions in children and adolescents including asthma, rheumatic diseases, and central nervous system tumors. Since their introduction in the 1950s, CS have been associated with adverse psychological side effects (APSE), ranging from psychotic symptoms to mild changes in mood and cognition, in addition to their well known physical side effects. According to the International Council of Nurses: "Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles." Some agencies highlight the duty of nurses to assist individuals in performing activities that
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