Thyroid Crisis: Nursing Care

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Noppawan Boonbumrong


    A thyroid crisis is the most common cause of death, If left untreated, early recognition and
aggressive treatment are essential. The goal of acute medical management of thyroid crisis is to reduce the
clinical effects of thyroid crisis as rapidly as possible. Nursing management of the patient with thyroid crisis
are administration such as thionamides, inorganic iodine, and steroid, monitoring and prevention complication
of thyroid crisis such as, metabolism disturbance, congestive heart failure. The purpose of this article is
the nurses must recognize the signs and symptoms of thyroid crisis to properly manage this condition and
prevent further complications.


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Boonbumrong, N. (2017). Thyroid Crisis: Nursing Care. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 37(2), 160–168. Retrieved from