Increased and rapid heart rate
Decrease systolic blood pressure
Increased respiratory rate
Decreased oral temperature
Instruct the patient to report palpitations, dyspnea, vertigo, pr chest pain.
Check the apical pulse, blood pressure, and temperature every 4 hours.
Draw blood for thyroid-stimulating hormone, T3, and T4 levels.
Explain the side effects of propylthiouracil (PTU) to the patient.
A 38-year-old patient with Graves’ disease and a heart rate of 94/minute
A 63-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes and fingerstick glucose of 137 mg/dL
A 58-year-old patient with hypothyroidism and heart rate of 48/minute
A 49-year-old patient with Cushing’s disease and +1 dependent edema
Remind patient to change positions slowly.
Check the patient for muscle weakness
Teach the patient how to collect 24-hour urine
Plan nursing interventions to promote fluid balance
Purple striae present on abdomen and thighs
Weight gain of 1 pound since the previous day
+1 dependent edema in ankles and calves
Crackles bilaterally in lower lobes of lungs