Which nursing interventions are appropriate if a nurse is planning care for a client with hyperthyroidism?
A. Instill isotonic eye drops, as necessary. B. Provide several small, well-balanced meals. C. Provide rest periods. D. Keep the environment warm. E. Encourage frequent visitors and conversation. F. Weigh the client daily.
Instill isotonic eye drops, as necessary.-2. provide several small, well-balanced meals.-3. provide rest periods.-4. weigh the client daily.-rationale: if the client has exophthalmos (a sign of hyperthyroidism), the conjunctivae should be moistened often with isotonic eye drops. hyperthyroidism results in increased appetite, which can be satisfied by frequent small, well-balanced meals. the nurse should provide the client with rest periods to reduce metabolic demands. the client should be weighed daily to check for weight loss, a possible consequence of hyperthyroidism. because metabolism is increased in hyperthyroidism, heat intolerance and excitability result. therefore, the nurse should provide a cool and quiet environment, not a warm and busy one, to promote client comfort.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: basic care and comfortcognitive level: applicationreference: smeltzer, s.c., et al. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical-surgical nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1464.