A nurse is caring for a client admitted with the diagnoses of hyperthyroidism caused by an adenoma of the thyroid gland. Twelve hours following the thyroidectomy, what findings should the nurse report to the provider?
a-Tachycardia and hypertension, fever, sweating, restlessness and tremors are s/s of a thyroid storm. Laryngeal stridor and hoarseness are s/s of swelling in affected area, or damage to the laryngeal nerve. A positive Trousseuas sign shows hypocalcemia- this occurs when the parathyroid is removed as well because it removes the body’s calcium regulation.