A nurse is assessing a patient's goiter. Which should the nurse 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 on either side of the trachea below the thyroid cartilage.
• All other statements are incorrect.