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A client with longstanding thyroid deficiency has been hospitalized following a motorcycle crash. How would the nurse anticipate providing thyroid support for this client?
1. The oral dose of thyroid medication will be increased.
2. Thyroid medication will be discontinued until traumatic brain injury is ruled out.
3. The client's normal dose of thyroid medication will be maintained.
4. Thyroid medication will be changed to a parenteral form.
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Rationale:
1. There is no indication that the dose of thyroid medication should be increased.
2. There is no need to discontinue thyroid medication while awaiting diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.
3. Typically the client is maintained on normal thyroid medication and dosage.
4. There is no indication that this client cannot take thyroid medication orally.
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