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What is the nursing priority for an epiglottitis patient?
A. steroid administration
B. help with intubation of the trachea
C. help with tracheostomy
D. use a moist warm pack
C is the right answer. Epiglottitis is a medical emergency that requires rapid attention: the inflamed epiglottis is blocking the trachea’s entrance, therefore clearing the patient’s AIRWAY is the most important nursing activity (eliminate options A and D). Option C is preferable to Option B; endotracheal intubation will be difficult due to the inflamed epiglottis, which will prevent a laryngoscope from being inserted.
EXCEPT for nontoxic goiter (hypothyroidism), the following are clinical symptoms of nontoxic goiter (hypothyroidism).
A. dry skin
D. sensitivity to cold
C is the right answer. Thyroid hormones are reduced in hypothyroidism, which results in slowed metabolism. Options A, B, and D are all indicative of slowed metabolism. Option C is a sign of hyperthyroidism’s accelerated metabolism.