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  1. Cognitive Changes
  2. Sharing Med w/friends or relatives
  3. Teaching Older Adults About Medications
  4. Alcohol
  5. Sensory Changes
  1. a 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.
  2. b Practice 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d Info to Include on Med Teaching Sheets. box 7-8 128

    Older adults and their families or significant others s/be given complete info about the prescribed meds and the proper method for taking them.
  5. e Lack of literacy skills needed to read labels an directions
    Inability to understand and comply w/directions
    Inability to make correct judgments about medications
    May not recognize that they have to take medication

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Can 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. R resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)
  3. The prescription, administration, or use of more medications than are clinically indicated, is a common problem in older adults.
  4. 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
  5. pg. 121
    Aspirin-bleeding
    Lasixs-dehydration
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia

5 True/False Questions

  1. Safe Drug Admin.Can 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. AssessmentMany 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

          

  3. Safety and NoncomplianceBefore 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.

          

  4. Financial Factors/Saving MoneyOlder 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.

          

  5. In the homeThe 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.

          

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