Hi Everyone, Here is the question
Sarah Klaus had a thyroidectomy to treat hyperthyroidism. The physician ordered a tracheotomy tray to be kept at the bedside. Why is Sarah at risk for respiratory complications following a thyroidectomy? Answer this question in terms of electrolyte imbalances.
I understand why she may be at risk for respiratory complications such as damage to nerves, spasms, shock...but when I brink in electrolytes and respiratory acidosis?? or alkalosis?? I think acidosis I start getting to confused. I just need to be directed in a direction to think in simpler terms before I start getting all confused with these concepts.