A client with Graves’ disease is brought to the ER with a suspected thyroid storm. The nurse expects to see what signs and symptoms?

  1. seizures, jaundice, irregular heartbeat, vomiting
  2. bradycardia, septic shock, polyuria
  3. increased cranial pressure, thready pulse, rash across chest
  4. poor muscle tone, dyspnea, cyanosis
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: A thyroid storm is a life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism seen in clients with Graves’ disease. Signs and symptoms may include seizures, jaundice, irregular heartbeat, and vomiting. Agitation, dehydration, and heart failure may also be seen. The other answer groups are not specific to Graves’ disease.