Endocrine / Metabolic QuestionDifficulty
A 36-year-old patient has developed hypothyroidism after having part of her thyroid removed because of a large nodule. The physician has ordered levothyroxine...
A patient with end-stage renal disease is ready to begin peritoneal dialysis. The nurse has given this patient a nursing diagnosis of Risk for Infection based...
A nurse is talking to a patient who has been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The nurse is giving the patient information about what signs or symptoms to...
A nurse is discussing options for hemodialysis with a patient who has kidney disease. The patient asks if it is possible to have hemodialysis at home. What...
A patient in end stage renal disease is getting ready for his next round of hemodialysis. The nurse has given this patient a nursing diagnosis of Risk for...
A patient with chronic fatigue syndrome is talking to the nurse about continuing to exercise in spite of his condition. What information should the nurse...
A patient is brought to the emergency department in a comatose state after developing hyperosmolar hyperglycemic non-ketotic syndrome (HHNS). The nurse begins...
A 40-year-old female patient has been admitted to the hospital in a state of thyroid storm. Based on this diagnosis, the nurse would most likely expect to see:...
A nurse is talking with a diabetic patient about his diet, including information such as caloric intake and electrolyte imbalance. Which information is most...
A nurse is taking care of a patient who has just returned from a session of hemodialysis. The physician has ordered a percutaneous nephrolithotomy for the...
Which of the following would be an example of autolytic debridement of a lower leg wound in a diabetic patient?...
A nurse is preparing to perform a dressing change on a patient with a chronic wound. The wound has developed on the patients ankle after poor blood flow from...
A home care nurse is working with a diabetic patient who has a nursing diagnosis of Ineffective Tissue Perfusion related to elevated blood glucose levels....
A dialysis nurse has a diabetic patient who comes to the dialysis center three times per week for hemodialysis. Which sign or symptom would the nurse most...
A 43-year-old female patient has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The nurse is explaining the most common signs and symptoms of the condition to...
A 76-year-old female patient is seen for an enlarged mass on the front of her neck. She is diagnosed with a goiter. Based on the nurse’s understanding of this...
A nurse is changing the dressing on a diabetic wound for a patient in the care clinic. The patient has had an alginate dressing in place; the nurse removes it...
A patient who receives peritoneal dialysis has called the nurse to explain that he is unable to infuse the dialysate into the catheter. In which method would...
A 34-year-old patient has been infected with HIV for 4 years. Which of the following endocrine manifestations have been associated with HIV infection? Select...
Which of the following is considered to be a counter-regulatory hormone that works against the effects of insulin in the bloodstream? Select all that apply....