Endocrine Questions. Practice Questions Ana Corona, MSN, FNP-C Nursing Instructor July 2007. Question 1. The nurse is caring for a client following removal of the thyroid. Immediately post-op, the nurse should:
Ana Corona, MSN, FNP-C
The nurse is caring for a client following removal of the thyroid. Immediately post-op, the nurse should:
What is another name for primal adrenal insufficiency?
Margaret O'Hara, a 30-year-old known diabetic, is brought to the
emergency department by ambulance. The paramedic team reports
symptoms of apparent hyperglycemia. Stat blood glucose is 640.
The nurse is aware that excess serum glucose acts to draw fluids
osmotically with resultant polyuria. In addition to increased urinary
output, the nurse should expect to observe which of the following
sets of symptoms in Margaret?
Loberta Jackson, a 21-year-old college student, is admitted to a
medical unit with diagnosis of uncontrolled diabetes, acute
Loberta explains to the admitting nurse that she had been feeling "sick to my stomach, like I was coming down with the flu" for the past 48 hours. She has continued to take her usual daily dosage of insulin. Noting that Loberta has been admitted with a blood-glucose value of 46, which of the following assessment questions would provide the most valuable information about Loberta's status?
A.. "Have you been under a great deal of stress lately, Loberta?"
B. "Were you having difficulty sleeping after this illness started?"
C. "Have you eaten anything in the past 48 hours?"
D. "Did you take any medications for this illness other than your insulin?"
The nurse explains to a client who has just received the diagnosis of Noninsulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) that sulfonylureas, one group of oral hypoglycemic agents, act by:
a. Stimulating the pancreas to produce or release insulin
b. Making the insulin that is produced more available for use
c. Lowering the blood sugar by facilitating the uptake and utilization of glucose
d. Altering both fat and protein metabolism
A nursing assessment for initial signs of
Hypoglycemia will include: