Medical Emergencies in Adults: adrenal insufficiency

Description: More detail is included about the management of patients with adrenal insufficiency (adrenal crisis). Emphasis is on its potentially life threatening nature, the risk of circulatory collapse, the need for early and prompt treatment and administration of hydrocortisone, fluids and rapid transport.
Date Update Posted Online: September 7, 2017
Book: Reference Edition
Section Title: Medical Emergencies in Adults – Overview
Priority: Orange
Guidelines Print Date: September 20, 2017
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