Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cushing's, Cortisol and Receptors

More research from the Dutch and Germans. I have no idea what this means! My Cushie brain can not piece together this new information. 

I have never heard the term "normocortisolism."

Preoperative Normalization of Cortisol Levels in Cushing's Disease After Medical Treatment: Consequences for Somatostatin and Dopamine Receptor Subtype Expression and In Vitro Response to Somatostatin Analogs and Dopamine Agonists

Support your Loved One with Chronic Pain

Pete Beisner knows a lot about supporting a partner in chronic pain. Here, he shares insights on how to take care of the person you love. He authored this poignant and impressive read, entitled 23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain.

As a person who suffers from chronic pain, I am happy to know that a way to help has been so clearly defined. Some days, the pain is so bad, I just don't know how I can do it or what I need to make it go away. This list offers a sort of menu of options, things that someone can do without me having to tell them first.

Thank you, Pete and NAIDW for this wonderful article. ~ Melissa

Solu-Cortef on the Ambulances

Print this flyer and give to your EMS team

Non-Green States => Preventable Deaths

Solu-Cortef Emergency Medical Response

CARES Foundation is another non-profit organization that is working to educate EMS professionals while getting Solu-Cortef on every ambulance. Their members face congenital adrenal hyperplasia and need the hydrocortisone dose via Solu-Cortef, too. They keep track of legislative status by state and advocates for us to make the change happen in our town and state. 

Take action! CARES Foundation tells us how.

We have a long way to go before these states are all green. So, let's all get started and help our friends. -M

Hey EMS Professionals: Study Up

Kudos to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for developing and sharing this presentation.

"This presentation is intended for EMTs of all certification levels.  We recommend that you review the slides from start to finish, however hyperlinks are provided in the table of contents for fast reference. Certain slides have additional information in the ‘notes’ section. This presentation was created by MA EMS for Children using materials and intellectual content provided by sources and individuals cited in the “Resources” section. "

Southern Nevada Health District's Office of Emergency Medical Services 
& Trauma System gets it right.

Share this with your local EMS team.