In contrast to secure attachment, anxious avoidant attachment occurs when a child..
shows little emotional response to a parent or caregiver following repeated rejection
What is an anatomic difference between children and adults?
An infant's tongue is proportionally larger than an adult's
In preconventional reasoning, children..
act almost purely to avoid punishment and to get what they want
Why does the incidence of diabetes mellitus increase with age?
decreased in physical activity, increased weight gain and decreased insulin production
In late adults, the amounts of air left in the lungs after expiration of the maximum amount of air..
increases, which hampers diffusion of gases because of the stagnate air that remains in the alveoli
At present, the average life expectancy is this and the maximum life expectancy is this..
When communicating with an older patient, it is important to remember that..
age-related changes diminish the effectiveness of the eyes and ears
Breathing is often more labor intensive in older adults because the..
elasticity of the lungs decreases
Factors that contribute to a decline in the vital capacity of an elderly patient are..
increased stiffness of the thoracic cage
decreased residual volume
a loss of respiratory muscle mass
This statement is correct about psychosocial development in adolescent age group..
Antisocial behavior and peer pressure peak around 14-16
Age related changes in the renal system result in..
a decreased ability to clear wastes from the body and a decreased ability to conserve fluids when needed
This statement is correct about an infant's vital signs..
An infant's normal body temperature is typically higher than a preschooler's
This describes the Moro reflex..
the neonate opens his or her arms wide, spreads his or her fingers and seems to grasp at something after being startled
An infant's blood pressure typically increases with age because..
blood pressure directly corresponds to body weight
You suspect that a 75 year old man has internal injuries after he fell and struck his ribs and abdomen on a corner of a table. When assessing and treating an injured patient of this age, you must recall that..
his ability to physiologically compensate for his injury may be impaired due to an inability to increase cardiac output
This statement is correct about toddlers and preschoolers..
Toddlers and preschoolers commonly experience upper respiratory infections because of a loss of passive immunity
Infants are often referred to as belly breathers because..
their rib cage is less rigid and the ribs sit horizontally
You are dispatched to a call for a 4 month infant with respiratory distress. While you prepare to take care of this child, you must remember that..
small infants are nose breathers and require clear nasal passages at all times
According to terminal drop hypothesis..
mental function is presumed to decline in the 5 years preceding death
The anterior fontanelle fuses together between the ages of ..
9 and 18 months
An infant or small child's airway can be occluded if it is overextended or overflexed because..
the occiput is proportionately large and the trachea is flexible
9 month old infants do this..
places objects in the mouth, pulls themselves up
What age does separation anxiety typically peak in infants and small children..
10 to 18 months
Which of the following statements regarding age related changes in the nervous system is correct
Interconnections between brain cells often prevent loss of knowledge or skill, despite a loss neurons