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What is a Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

excessively high levels of thyroid hormone, w/ high mortality rate

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Causes of Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

-infection, stress
-DKA
-thyroidectomy

3

S/S of Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

-hypotension
-dysrhythmias
-dyspnea, chest pain
-delirium
-nausea, vomiting

4

Medications for Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

-beta blocker
-anti-thyroid medications
-antipyretics

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Nursing care for a patient w/ Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxicosis)

-maintain patent airway
-monitor dysrhythmias