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EMR Chapter 17 review
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A geriatric patient is most accurately defined as a person who
is older than 65 years.
Which of the following statements regarding the aging process is correct?
The natural process of aging results in a gradual decline in the functioning of all body systems.
You will achieve a greater rapport with older patients if you:
treat each person as an individual.
You respond to the residence of an 80-year-old woman who fell. When you enter the patients home, you find her sitting on the couch. She's wearing several layers of clothing and complains of pain to her left arm, shoulder, and hip. Responding emergency medical technicians are in route to the scene. After ensuring a patent airway and adequate breathing and circulation, you should
Carefully remove enough clothing so that you can conduct a complete full body assessment
In elderly person who is hearing impaired
May be able to hear a low pitched voice but not a high-pitched voice
Effective ways of communicating with a hearing impaired person include all of the following except
getting close to the person's ear and shouting.
You are caring for a 76-year-old man who complains of breathing difficulty. During your assessment, you note that he has hearing aids in both ears. You should
ensure that he can hear you by speaking slowly and clearly.
When communicating with a hearing impaired person using sign language, placing the tip of your index fingers together means
The sign language expression for "help" is communicated by:
placing your clenched fist in the palm of your open hand.
The presence of a white cane in an elderly person residence indicates that he or she most likely has
Upon entering the residence of an elderly woman who complains of nausea and weakness, you see a pair of eyeglasses on an adjacent end table and a small dog sitting calmly near the patient. As you approach the patient, you should
introduce yourself and ask her if she can see.
If you must move a visually impaired patient, it is most important to
Tell him or her what is happening and why
You are helping EMTs load a elderly man into the ambulance when the patient tells you that he cannot see and that he left his eyeglasses in his living room. The patient is stable and is being transported for a minor fall. You should
Ask the EMTs to wait until you can retrieve the patients glasses
Which of the following is not a technique used for communicating with older patients?
speaking slowly and loudly
A person with osteoporosis has:
a loss of bone strength resulting from a lack of calcium.
After fracturing a bone, it is common for a geriatric patient to
Experience little pain and realize the seriousness of their injury
When performing your primary assessment of an elderly patient who fell at home, it is most important to
consider that a medical condition may have caused the fall.
A patient with a hip fracture typically presents with
shortening of the injured leg with the toes pointed outward.
Which of the following medical conditions cause the most number of deaths in the elderly population?
cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases
When assessing geriatric patients, it is most important to remember that
They may not experience classic signs and symptoms of many medical conditions
Because many elderly patients have a weekend immune system there especially susceptible to
Patients with cancer usually request emergency medical service
When complications from cancer causes in acute condition
you arrive at an assisted living center where a cancer patient has experienced an altered mental status. Responding paramedics are approximately six minutes away. While caring for this patient, it is most appropriate to:
Provide supportive care and prepare him for transport
Which of the following is the least common cause of altered mental status in elderly patients?
intentional drug overdose
What would most likely happen if two doctors who are seeing the same patient for different conditions do not communicate effectively with each other?
Medications prescribed by one doctor may interfere with the action of medications prescribed by the other doctor.
If you are called to a residence to assist a chronically ill patient whose problem is likely the result of malfunctioning home healthcare equipment, you should:
enlist the help of people who regularly take care of the patient and are familiar with the equipment.
Which of the following statements regarding depression in geriatric patient is correct?
Depression is the most common psychiatric condition experienced by older patients and occurs more frequently in women than in men
Suicide in the elderly population:
occurs most frequently in men and results in more deaths per attempt because they choose more lethal means than do younger patients.
A 71-year-old severely depressed man tells you that he is contemplating killing himself because his wife of 50 years recently passed away. It is most important for you to
Provide emotional support and arrange for prompt transport
Dementia is MOST accurately defined as:
a progressive and usually irreversible decline in mental functions.
The most common cause of dementia in the elderly is
Hospice programs are designed to
Provide pain relief and other supportive care to patients experiencing a terminal condition
In advance directive is most accurately defined as a
Document that provides instructions to medical caregivers regarding the care the patient wants if he or she is unable to communicate
Elder abuse is hard to detect because:
those at highest risk are also isolated from public view if they are confined to their homes or an assisted care facility.
An elderly person who has a malnourished appearance has most likely experienced
The most effective way to minimize the incident of elder abuse is to
Promptly report it signs and symptoms to the proper authorities
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