A nurse is assessing a patient's goiter. Which should she consider doing for the most accurate assessment?


• A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, due to hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves' disease or, less often, hypothyroidism

• To correctly assess a goiter, the nurse should stand behind the client, in the posterior approach, and using both hands, place the fingers either side of the trachea below the thyroid cartilage

• All other statements are incorrect

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