The nurse is caring for a client after a thyroidectomy and notes that calcium gluconate is…

The nurse is caring for a client
after a thyroidectomy and notes that calcium gluconate is prescribed. The nurse
determines that this medication has been prescribed for which reason?

1. Treat thyroid storm.

2. Prevent cardiac irritability.

3. Treat hypocalcemic tetany.

4. Stimulate the release of
parathyroid hormone.