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Publications for healthcare professionals
Our full range of publications for healthcare professionals is listed here and all items are available for free download in our publications centre. Print copies of the publications are also available to purchase in the online shop, either as the ADSHG information pack (item 304) or the ADSHG outpatient clinic bulk pack (item 305).
ADSHG crisis guidelines
The ADSHG crisis guidelines gives emergency medical treatment guidance for paramedics or hospital staff in the event of a person with Addison's suffering an adrenal crisis. This letter should be signed by your doctor. This document is also available in eight foreign languages for those who live or travel abroad.
ADSHG emergency wallet card
The emergency wallet card is credit card sized and contains advice, authored by the ADSHG Clinical Advisory Panel, on the treatment required to prevent an adrenal crisis in the event of serious injury or illness. It is only available in hard copy form and is sent free to every member upon joining the group.
ADSHG surgical guidelines
The ADSHG surgical guidelines are intended for the information of medics and healthcare professionals (including dentists) and have been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel. They explain what level of extra medication and monitoring patients with Addison's disease will need in the event of most types of minor or major surgery or dental work.
Nursing the Addison’s patient: notes for nurses
'Nursing the Addison's patient: notes for nurses' was written with hospital ward nursing staff in mind, for those times when anyone with Addison's becomes an inpatient. This might be for elective surgery or during the recovery from an adrenal crisis.
Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs
This leaflet, 'Diagnosing Addison's: a guide for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel, led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in the early detection of Addison's disease and covers information on symptoms and clinical signs, primary care investigations and referral.
Caring for the UK Addison's patient: information for GPs
This leaflet, 'Caring for the patient with Addison's: information for GPs', has been developed for the ADSHG by our Clinical Advisory Panel, led by Professor John Wass. It outlines the role of the GP in managing Addison’s disease at each stage in the UK patient life cycle from diagnosis to old age.
Caring for the Irish Addison's patient: information for GPs
This leaflet, 'Caring for the patient with Addison's patient: information for GPs in Ireland', has been developed for the ADSHG by the Addison's Ireland Clinical Advisory Panel (AICAP), led by Professor Christopher Thompson. It outlines the role of the GP in managing Addison’s disease at each stage in the patient life cycle from diagnosis to old age, taking into account the health system in Ireland.
ADSHG ambulance briefing pack
Addison's disease is a rare condition and ambulance personnel including emergency care assistants & paramedics may only ever see a few patients with the condition. This briefing pack details the nature of adrenal emergencies and the ambulance and paramedic's role in handling them.
ADSHG medical lectures & seminars
ADSHG medical and seminars publications contain summaries of the slide presentations and additional material from ADSHG medical seminars and lectures that took place from 2004 to 2012. They were all presented by leading medics in the field of adrenal insufficiency covering different aspects of diagnosing, treating and day-to-day management of the condition.
ADSHG outpatient clinic bulk pack
Bulk sets of ADSHG information leaflets for use in endocrine clinics, with leaflets intended for newly-diagnosed Addison's patients, literature for the patient's GP, guidance on emergency, surgical and inpatient hospital treatment are available for purchase as our online shop.
This poster can be put up in your outpatient unit at hospital or in GP waiting rooms to highlight about the condition and what the ADSHG can offer to patients. If you can, please print it in colour as it is more eye-catching.
Publications for people with Addison's
The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group, with the support and guidance of its Clinical Advisory Panel, publishes free education materials for people with Addison's regarding the treatment and day-to-day management of Addison's. These publications are available as free downloads from our website and you should ensure your patients are provided with these important publications.
Publications explaining Addison's
The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group, with the support and guidance of its Clinical Advisory Panel, publishes free education materials that help to explain the Addison's condition and raise awareness These publications are available as free downloads from our website and may be of particular relevance to newly diagnosed patients.