The nurse caring for a patient with severe hypothyroidism is providing comfort interventions. Which of the following is appropriate?
• Patients with hypothyroidism may suffer from memory loss or confusion.
• Providing the patient with background information, such as place and reason for hospital stay, will reorient the patient.
• Keeping the patient's personal belongings in the same place will reduce confusion and create a secure environment.
• Diphenoxylate-atropine, an antidiarrheal, will worsen constipation.
• Hypothyroidism causes cold intolerance, so the patient's environment should be kept warm.
• Opioids and sedatives should be avoided in patients with hypothyroidism due to their increased sensitivity to medications. This can cause constipation and worsen cognitive decline.