Med Surg Exam 3

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Med Surg Exam 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The thyroid regulates [Blank].
  • 2. 
    The thyroid is very vascular. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What does T4 stand for?
  • 4. 
    What does T3 stand for?
  • 5. 
    Which is the most abundant?
    • A. 

      Triiodothyronine

    • B. 

      Thyroxine

  • 6. 
    Which is the most potent?
    • A. 

      Triiodothyronine (T3)

    • B. 

      Thyroxine (T4)

  • 7. 
    [Blank] is needed for T3 & T4 conversion
  • 8. 
    Which correlates with high TSH
    • A. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • B. 

      Hyperthyroidism

  • 9. 
    Which correlates with low TSH
    • A. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • B. 

      Hyperthyroidism

  • 10. 
    Which s/sx are for hyperthyroidism.
    • A. 

      Intolerance to heat

    • B. 

      Bulging eyes

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Intolerance to cold

    • E. 

      Receding hairline

    • F. 

      Weight gain

    • G. 

      Weight loss

  • 11. 
    What is the most common form of hyperthyroidism?
  • 12. 
    Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Should you palpate the thyroid as a nurse?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    Which is an appropriate intervention for Graves disease?
    • A. 

      Positioning the patient upright

    • B. 

      Taping the eyes closed

    • C. 

      Administering a bronchodilator

    • D. 

      Frequent ambulation

  • 15. 
    Which diagnostic test directly measures thyroid activity?
    • A. 

      Blood levels

    • B. 

      ABGs

    • C. 

      Radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU)

    • D. 

      Ultrasound

  • 16. 
    RAIU test used to differentiate [Blank] from other causes of hyperthyroidism
  • 17. 
    What is the treatment of choice for non-pregnant adults with hyperthyroidism?
  • 18. 
    RAIU can cause
    • A. 

      Parotitis

    • B. 

      Carditis

    • C. 

      Thyroiditis

    • D. 

      Gastritis

  • 19. 
    RAIU has a delayed response. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Can you have thyrotoxicosis if you do not have hyperthyroidism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 21. 
    Which are s/sx of thyrotoxicosis? 
    • A. 

      Severe tachycardia

    • B. 

      HF

    • C. 

      Gastritis

    • D. 

      Hyperthermia

    • E. 

      Hypothermia

  • 22. 
    What are s/sx of hypothyroidism
    • A. 

      Intolerance to cold

    • B. 

      Receding hairline

    • C. 

      Weight loss

    • D. 

      Weight gain

    • E. 

      Slow speech

    • F. 

      Bulging eyes

  • 23. 
    Which has elevated TSH and decreased T4?
    • A. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • B. 

      Hypothyroidism

  • 24. 
    Which type of hypothyroid category does this fall into? Destruction of thyroid tissue, defective hormone synthesis.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

  • 25. 
    Which type of hypothyroid category does this fall into? Pituitary disease, thyroiditis, iodine containing medications
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

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