EZ. Thyroid. #6. Severe Hyperthyroidism: Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm Signs & symptoms. Acetaminophine/Aspirin precautions, Interventions. NCLEX LVN LPN. flashcards |

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These are forms of Severe Hyperthryroidism:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

There is a release of large amounts of Thyroid Hormone during this condition:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

Manipulation of the Thyroid Gland during surgery can cause this:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

This can occur in ppl who have Hyperthyroidism:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

This can occur in ppl who have Hyperthyroidism that is untreated:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

This can occur in ppl who have Hyperthyroidism who develop another illness/stressor:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

This can occur in ppl who are undergoing Thyroid surgery who've not been adeq. prepared w/anti-Thyroid meds:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

Tachycardia, high fever, htn (l/t heart failure then hypotension), dehydration, restlessness, and delirium are s/s of a:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

Coma and death (in 2 hrs if not treated) can occur with this Hyperthyroid state:

Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm

This is why you don't give Thyroid Pts w/fever aspirin:

Aspirin binds w/the same serum protein as T4, thus freeing up addl T4 into circulation. Give Acetaminophine for the fever

It it okay or not okay to give Thyroid Pts aspirin?

Not okay.

This is a med. It is given to Pts exp. a Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm to trt tachycardia & ctrl s/s:

Propranolol/A Beta-Adrenergic blocker.

This are inteventions used in Pts exp. a Thyrotoxic Crisis/Thyrotoxic Storm:

Pt is given oxygen, > HOB (the high metabolic state reqs more oxygen).

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