NCLEX RN Practice Question # 868

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 868.


nclex examination




  • Removal of the thyroid gland
  • Performed when persistent hyperthyroidism exists
  • Subtotal thyroidectomy, removal of a portion of the thyroid gland, is the preferred surgical intervention.

Preoperative interventions

  • Obtain vital signs and weight.
  • Assess electrolyte levels.
  • Assess for hyperglycemia.
  • Instruct the client in how to perform coughing and deep-breathing exercises and how to support the neck in the postoperative period when coughing and moving.

Administer antithyroid medications, iodides, propranolol, and glucocorticoids as prescribed to prevent the occurrence of thyroid storm

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