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HESI Geriatrics Review
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The home health nurse is discussing health insurance options with a patient who now qualifies for Medicare. The patient suffers from multiple sclerosis and requires frequent hospitalizations, doctor visits, and physical and occupational therapy. However, the patient chooses to use herbal and folk remedies rather than prescription medications. The nurse should recommend which Medicare plan(s) to this patient
The patient with Medicare part B coverage must undergo physical, speech and occupational therapy that will cost $14,750. How much will the patient's out-of-pocket costs be for this treatment?
The nurse in the long term care facility knows the residents for whom she cares must be able to coordinate which systems in order to safely participate in physical activity?
-54-year-old man with diabetes
-48-year-old man with depression
-62 year old with uncontrolled hypertension
The nurse knows which patients are at an increased risk for erectile dysfunction?
Although you and your husband may need to use special positioning and equipment, you should be able to continue having an intimate relationship.
The wife of a patient who recently suffered a cerebrovascular accident expresses concern to the nurse regarding her husband's ability to have sexual intercourse following the stroke. What is the best response by the nurse
The patient is undergoing menopausal hormone replacement therapy for relief of menopausal symptoms. The nurse knows it s vital to educate the patient to undergo which tests each year?
The nurse caring for older adults knows thinning of capillary walls is a common age-related change and anticipates this change to manifest in which manner?
using a halogen light
The nurse is contributing to the admission assessment of a bedbound patient with dark skin. The nurse knows which is the best way to assess for pressure injuries in this patient?
Fine, wavy lines along the skin and complaints of itching
The nurse is contributing to the admission assessment of an individual who recently arrived at the long term care facility. Which observation indicates the presence of scabies?
The nurse knows preserving skin integrity is vital for preventing which potentially life-threatening complication?
The nurse is contributing to the admission assessment of an older adult patient. Which scale would be most appropriate for assessing this patient's risk for skin breakdown?
The aging patient in the clinic reports that, over a period of two weeks, he lost his hair. Which term should the nurse use to chart this information?
Palpate for pedal pulses
The nurse is assessing an older adult male patient and notes the patient lacks hair on the lower legs and feet. What should the nurse do first?
The nurse knows which characteristics increase a patient's risk for developing a pressure injury?
-Peripheral arterial insufficiency
-Peripheral vascular disease
The nurse in the long term care facility knows patients with which disorders require regular appointments with a foot care specialist?
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