Hypothyroidism By Rnpedia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nurse Oliver should expect a client with hypothyroidism to report which health concerns?
    • A. 

      Increased appetite and weight loss

    • B. 

      Puffiness of the face and hands

    • C. 

      Nervousness and tremors

    • D. 

      Thyroid gland swelling

  • 2. 
    A female client with hypothyroidism (myxedema) is receiving levothyroxine (Synthroid), 25 mcg P.O. daily. Which finding should nurse Hans recognize as an adverse drug effect?  
    • A. 

      Dysuria

    • B. 

      Leg cramps

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Blurred vision

  • 3. 
    An incoherent female client with a history of hypothyroidism is brought to the emergency department by the rescue squad. Physical and laboratory findings reveal hypothermia, hypoventilation, respiratory acidosis, bradycardia, hypotension, and nonpitting edema of the face and pretibial area. Knowing that these findings suggest severe hypothyroidism, nurse Libby prepares to take emergency action to prevent the potential complication of:
    • A. 

      Thyroid storm.

    • B. 

      Cretinism.

    • C. 

      Myxedema coma.

    • D. 

      Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

  • 4. 
      The physician has discussed the need for medication with the parents of an infant with congenital hypothyroidism. The nurse can reinforce the physician’s teaching by telling the parents that:    
    • A. 

      The medication will be needed only during times of rapid growth.

    • B. 

      The medication will be needed throughout the child’s lifetime.

    • C. 

      The medication schedule can be arranged to allow for drug holidays.

    • D. 

      The medication is given one time daily every other day.

  • 5. 
     A client with hypothyroidism frequently complains of feeling cold. The nurse should tell the client that she will be more comfortable if she:  
    • A. 

      Uses an electric blanket at night

    • B. 

      Dresses in extra layers of clothing

    • C. 

      Applies a heating pad to her feet

    • D. 

      Takes a hot bath morning and evening

  • 6. 
     A client is admitted with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. An initial assessment of the client would reveal:
    • A. 

      Slow pulse rate, weight loss, diarrhea, and cardiac failure

    • B. 

      Weight gain, lethargy, slowed speech, and decreased respiratory rate

    • C. 

      Rapid pulse, constipation, and bulging eyes

    • D. 

      Decreased body temperature, weight loss, and increased respirations

  • 7. 
    After undergoing a subtotal thyroidectomy, a female client develops hypothyroidism. Dr. Smith prescribes levothyroxine (Levothroid), 25 mcg P.O. daily. For which condition is levothyroxine the preferred agent?
    • A. 

      Primary hypothyroidism

    • B. 

      Graves’ disease

    • C. 

      Thyrotoxicosis

    • D. 

      Euthyroidism

  • 8. 
    A client with hypothyroidism asks the nurse if she will still need to take thyroid medication during the pregnancy. The nurse’s response is based on the knowledge that: 
    • A. 

      There is no need to take thyroid medication because the fetus’s thyroid produces a thyroid-stimulating hormone.

    • B. 

      Regulation of thyroid medication is more difficult because the thyroid gland increases in size during pregnancy.

    • C. 

      It is more difficult to maintain thyroid regulation during pregnancy due to a slowing of metabolism.

    • D. 

      Fetal growth is arrested if thyroid medication is continued during pregnancy.