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1

What is Myxedema Coma

severe, life threatening hypothyroidism

2

What are causes of Myxedema Coma

-untreated hypothyroidism
-abrupt discontinuation of Levothyroxine
-infection, illness

3

S/S of Myxedema Coma

-hypoxia (absence of 02 in tissues)
-hypothermia
-decreased LOC

4

Cardiovascular S/S of Myxedema Coma

-Decreased cardiac output
-Hypoentsion
-Bradycardia

5

Nursing care for patients w/ Myxedema Coma

-maintain patent airway
-monitor EKG
warm patient
-assiste w/ intubation and mechanical ventilation

6

What should be administered with Myxedema Coma

large doses of Levothyroxine