Chapter 42 Endocrine Disorders

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Chapter 42  Endocrine Disorders

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
The nurse assesses the patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Which of the following symptoms accompanies hypothyroidism?
A)
Numbness and tingling in the fingers
C)
Palpitations
B)
Bulging eyes
D)
Flushed skin

2.
A patient is diagnosed with Graves’ disease. The nurse is aware the patient may have which of the following physical characteristics?

A) Hair loss B) Moon face C) Bulging eyes D) Fatigue

3.
The patient has returned following a thyroidectomy. How should the patient be positioned to promote comfort?
A)
Side-lying (lateral) with one pillow placed under the head
B)
Head of the bed elevated 30 degrees and no pillows placed under the head
C)
Semi-Fowler’s with the head supported on two pillows
D)
Flat, with a small roll supporting the neck

4.
A patient comes to the health clinic complaining of tremors and hyperexcitability. The nursing assessment reveals exophthalmos. The patient is exhibiting signs and symptoms of which of the following?

A) Hypothyroidism B) Hyperthyroidism C) Diabetes D) Adrenal gland tumor

5.
The patient has returned from surgery following a total parathyroidectomy. The nurse should assess for which of the complications following this surgery?

A) Tetany B) Hypercalcemia C) Brittle bones D) Fatigue

 

Answer Key

1.
A
2.
C
3.
C
4.
B
5.
A

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