Posted: February 8th, 2018
After thyroidectomy : 3 Reasons why calcium gluconate is important after the procedure
A nurse is caring for a client after thyroidectomy and notes that calcium gluconate is prescribed for the client.
The nurse determines that this medication has been prescribed to:
1. Treat thyroid storm.
2. Prevent cardiac irritability.
3. Treat hypocalcemic tetany.
4. Stimulate the release of parathyroid hormone.