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  1. Table 7-2
  2. Safe Drug Admin.
  3. Alcohol
  4. Safety and Noncompliance
  5. In the home
  1. a The most commonly consumed nonprescription drug used by adults.
    Most older adults do not think of alcohol as a drug, so they do not think about it when taking meds.
    Alcoholic beveragess can cause adverse reactions when taken in conjunction w/prescription and OTC drugs.
  2. b Before administering a med, nurses s/have following info.:
    Therapeutic effects of med.
    Reasons this individual is receiving med
    Normal therapeutic dosage of med
    Normal route or routes of admin.
    Any special precautions related to admin.
    Common side effects or adverse effects of med.
  3. c pg. 121
    Aspirin-bleeding
    Lasixs-dehydration
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia
  4. d The responsibility of assessing medication-taking behaviors and teaching safe self-administration often falls to home health care nurse.
    Because meds are a significant part of the medical plan of care, older adults who live independently must learn to take them properly.
  5. e Cognitive and sensory limitations
    Special precautions and complicated time schedules
    To reduce the risk for noncompliance, nurses s/encourage older adults to talk to physician and/or pharmacist to see whether there is any safe way to reduce the # of meds or simplify the medication schedule.
    Associating med schedules w/ regular daily events
    Explain importance of preparing med in a well-lit area
    Ensure that containers are properly labeled.
    Apply color codes, tape strips, pictures, or textures to help older adults recognize them.
    Modify containers for ease of use.
    Establish measures to distinguish and separate similar containers
    Teach to store medications properly.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Many do not think of OTC meds. as real drugs, because no prescription is needed to purchase them.
    OTC meds. are capable of potentiating or interfering w/effects of prescription meds., possibly resulting in serious harm.
    Can also create or mask symptoms of disease
  2. Older adults living on limited incomes may fail to take their medications or may make changes in the amount or frequency to conserve their supply.
    Many frugal older adults save medications that were prescribed in the past, even if the drugs are no longer part of their therapy.
    Often reluctant to discard costly medications, holding on to them "just in case" they are needed again.
  3. The prescription, administration, or use of more medications than are clinically indicated, is a common problem in older adults.
  4. Vision changes may render an older person unable to read a medication label or to recognize the different sizes, shapes, or colors of various medications.
    Adequately assessing person's ability to read labels accurately, by proper teaching, and by using special labesl or magnifying devices that facilitate safe administration.
  5. R resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)

5 True/False questions

  1. MedicationsCan alter aging perons's ability to perform normal functions, can result in behavior changes, and can be life-threatening.
    Adverse reaction to meds common in older adults.

          

  2. Factors that Increase risk for Medication-Related ProblemsDrug-testing methodology
    Physiologic changes related to aging
    Use of multiple medications
    Cognitive and sensory changes
    Knowledge deficits
    Financial concerns

          

  3. Patient's rightsVision changes may render an older person unable to read a medication label or to recognize the different sizes, shapes, or colors of various medications.
    Adequately assessing person's ability to read labels accurately, by proper teaching, and by using special labesl or magnifying devices that facilitate safe administration.

          

  4. Sharing Med w/friends or relativesPractice is common and persits because many older adults are unaware of dangers
    All people must be aware that it is not safe to take a med. prescribed for someone else.

          

  5. Nursing Intervention and PrecautionsR resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)

          

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