Diagnosis of hypotension, hypoventilation, temperature of 94F
Imparied gas exchange
Hypothermia, hypotension, and hypoventilation are manifistations of myxedema coma, a potentialy life threatning complication of hypothyroidism. Impraied gas exchange is the most significiant nursing diagnosis becaue the client with myexedema coma may suffer from hypoventilation, bradypnea and respiratory failure casued byrespiratory muscle weakness and coma. Ensuring and maintaining a patent airway always takes precedence. Hypothermia occurs in the client in myexedema coma because of decrased metabolism. Disturbed though processes may result from reduced cerebral perfusion secondary to reduced cardiac output. Deficient fluid volume may result from impaired free water clearance.