a. Monitor vital signs, particularly blood pressure, weight, and
intake and output.
b. Monitor white blood cell (WBC) count; blood glucose; and
potassium, sodium, and calcium levels.
c. Administer glucocorticoid or mineralocorticoid medications as
d. Observe for addisonian crisis caused by stress, infection, trauma,
a. Avoid individuals with an infection.
b. Diet: High protein and high carbohydrate, normal sodium intake
c. Avoid strenuous exercise and stressful situations.
d. Need for lifelong glucocorticoid therapy
e. Avoid over-the-counter medications.
f. Wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
g. Signs and symptoms of complications such as underreplacement
and overreplacement of hormones