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1 Excessive Growth Hormone By: Laurie Perkins Perdue Global Nu104 Pathophysiology of Nursing Professor Baumfalk Due: 10/20/2020
2 As a nurse you spend a lot of time with your patients observing, assessing, and listening. You are not only the eyes and ears of the doctor you are an advocate and resource for your patient and their families. An important responsibility of a nurse is patient and family teaching about health, safety, and risk factor prevention. This cannot only help treat a current disease or condition but can prevent future diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obstructive pulmonary disease. Something as simple as a healthy diet and exercise regime can drastically change a patient’s risk factors and could prevent a future life changing MI. Evidence based practice (EBP) is extremely important when planning care for your patient. It allows the nurse and care team to give the best medical advice and treatment options that are currently available. Treatments and advise that are clinically studied and proven. Healthcare is an ever changing and evolving thing. Using evidence-based treatment plans allows for the patients to not be treated just by what one person thinks is best, but what highly educated groups doctors, nurses, researches, scientists…etc. have proven to be the best. It allows the patient to involved in their own care and part of the collaborative team that helps come up with the best treatment plan for them. A good way to incorporate EBP into nursing care is to do the research and understand the data. Ensure you have solid up to date and accurate resources. And to establish patient centered goals that are realistic to your individual patient’s lifestyle and needs (Adams & Cullen, 2012). 3
3 The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland makes growth hormone (GH), which stimulates the growth of bones, muscles, and many internal organs. Children who have too little will be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth. People can also have too much growth hormone. Most often the cause of this is a benign pituitary gland tumor.

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