The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient that underwent a thyroidectomy. Which of the following should be included in the discharge instructions?
• After a thyroidectomy, thyroid hormone replacement is needed for life. Routine monitoring, including lab tests, will be required.
• The physician should be notified if signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (cold intolerance, lethargy, dry skin, and so on) develop.
• Dexamethasone is not required for this patient.
• Dehydration and hyperglycemia are not associated with thyroidectomy.