Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0095oc10.3 | Oral Communications 10 | BSPED2023

Evaluating the impact of a nurse education refresher session for families who have a child with adrenal insufficiency

Foley Louise , Burrows Ross

Parents of children with adrenal insufficiency are taught to administer a hydrocortisone intramuscular (IM) injection in an adrenal crisis. This involves assembling a needle and syringe and drawing up a dose from a vial. It is known that parents report high confidence levels in administration of the injection but at the time of acute illness actual administration is poor. This study set out to see if introducing a planned refresher session for families would impact confidence ...

ea0095oc10.2 | Oral Communications 10 | BSPED2023

A multidisciplinary approach to the growth hormone shortage

Burrows Ross , Foley Louise , Thirsk Claire

In January 2023 a Medicines Supply Notification (MSN) was issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding a shortage of Norditropin (somatropin) products. The MSN recommended that all patients on Norditropin FlexPro 10mg pens and NordiFlex pens (all strengths) be changed to Omnitrope SurePal. Each patient affected by the shortage needed to be informed of the issue, a new prescription issued, and training provided on the new device. Affected patients were id...

ea0095p7 | Adrenal 1 | BSPED2023

CortiCit: Development of a hydrocortisone intramuscular injection kit for adrenal crisis

James K Lynette , Burrows Ross , Foley Louise , Hallam Angela , Morgan Amelia Huw , HigmanJames Delyth , Pryce Rebekah , Talbot Catherine , Rees D Aled

Adrenal crisis (AC) is a life-threatening episode of adrenal insufficiency (AI) resulting from impairment of glucocorticoid secretion by the adrenal cortex. Approximately 1 in 200 patients die from AC annually.1 AC is often precipitated by intercurrent illness, injury or surgery and can be prevented by increasing oral corticosteroid doses (‘stress dosing’) during illness. Parenteral hydrocortisone may be necessary if oral therapy cannot be absorbed or inef...