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EZ. Thyroid. #4 Hyperthyroidism. Primary, Seconday, Tertiary, Multinodular Goiter, Grave's Disease. Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test, Thyroid Scan, Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Test. Thyroidectomy. Meds: Names, Routes, Precautions. NCLEX. LVN LPN.

EZ. Thyroid. #4 Hyperthyroidism. Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Multinodular Goiter, Grave's Disease. Tests-Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test, Thyroid Scan, Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Test. Thyroidectomy. Meds: Names, Routes, Precautions. Nursing. NCLEX. LVN LPN free study guide. http://adamsnursingnotesthyroidgland.wordpress.com/
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Older women get this type of Hyperthyroidism:
Multinodular Goiter
Excessive release of Thyroid Hormone is called this:
Hyperthyroidism
Younger women get this type of Hyperthyroidism:
Grave's Disease
This is when a problem within the Thyroid Gland causes excess hormone release:
Primary Hyperthyroidism
Many s/s of Hyperthryoidism are r/t a hypo or a hyper metabolic state?:
Hyper metabolic state
Grave's Disease causes these s/s:
Bulging eyes ('Exopthalmos') (it's d/t tissues behind the eyes swelling), thickening of the skin on the anterior side of the legs, blurred/double vision, photophobia.
This is a test used to check Hyperthyroidism:
A "Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test'.
The 'Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test' does this:
It determines hyperactivity of the gland or is used to locate a nodule/tumor.
This is a test used to check Hyperthyroidism:
A 'Thyroid Scan' test.
The 'Thyroid Scan' test does this:
It determines hyperactivity of the gland or is used to locate a nodule/tumor.
Name two tests used to check for Hyperthyroidism:
1) A 'Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test'. 2) A 'Thyroid Scan' test.
This test is used to check for Grave's Disease:
'Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Test' (TSI).
Is TSH high or low in Primary Hyperthyroidism?
Low
This is true:
A Nurse should not palpate the Thyroid Gland. Only Dr's palpate the Thyroid Gland.
These are meds that inhibit the synthesis of TH:
1) Propylthiouracil/PTU 2) Methimazole/Tapazole.
This is true:
The TH synthesis inhibiting meds 1) Propylthiouracil/PTU 2) Methimazole/Tapazole must be taken for several months to be effective & cont. for 12-18 mo.
This is a beta blocking med that is used to trt SNS s/s of Hyperthryroidism:
Propranolol/Inderal
This is given orally to suppress the release of TH:
Iodine (high doses)
This is given to destroy a portion of the Thyroid Gland:
Radioactive Iodine (R.A.I./I-181).
This is a surgical procedure performed on the Thyroid Gland:
Thyroidectomy
These are the two types of a Thyroidectomy surgery:
1) Open 2) Min. invasive.
This med is given as one oral dose:
Radioactive Iodine
It is important for Pts who are taking oral Radioactive Iodine to do this:
Flush the toilet at least 2x or more after urinating.
This is Hyperthyroidism:
Excessive release of Thyroid Hormone
These are types of Hyperthyroidism:
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Multinodular Goiter, Grave's Disease
These are meds that inhibit the synthesis of TH: 1) Propylthiouracil/PTU 2) Methimazole/Tapazole. When/why are they used?
Dunno why they are used.