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5 Matching questions

  1. Sensory Changes
  2. Alcohol
  3. Patient's rights
  4. Cognitive Changes
  5. Safe Drug Admin.
  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 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
  4. d 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. e Right to know what medication they are receiving and why they are receiving it
    Right to refuse to take medication
    Right to privacy during injections or any other such procedures
    Use of psychotropic drugs as chemical restraints presents a risk to rights of older adults

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Study of how older adults respond to medication is a new but growing area.
    The methodology used to test drugs and to establish therapeutic dosages does not take into account the unique characteristics of older adults.
    Because older adults normally have had some changes in body function and are more likely to suffer from at least one disease process, they are not physiologically the same as younger adults.
  2. Drug-testing methodology
    Physiologic changes related to aging
    Use of multiple medications
    Cognitive and sensory changes
    Knowledge deficits
    Financial concerns
  3. Could include use of safety devices, call signals, behavior monitoring, or any other specific precaution related to medications.
    Care plan s/indicate when it is necessary to check vital signs, monitor lab values, or make any other special observations.
    All parameters specified by physician s/be readily identified in care plan.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Safety and NoncomplianceCognitive 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.

          

  2. Table 7-2The 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.

          

  3. Nursing Interventions related to Med. Admins.Could include use of safety devices, call signals, behavior monitoring, or any other specific precaution related to medications.
    Care plan s/indicate when it is necessary to check vital signs, monitor lab values, or make any other special observations.
    All parameters specified by physician s/be readily identified in care plan.

          

  4. Sharing Med w/friends or relativesCould include use of safety devices, call signals, behavior monitoring, or any other specific precaution related to medications.
    Care plan s/indicate when it is necessary to check vital signs, monitor lab values, or make any other special observations.
    All parameters specified by physician s/be readily identified in care plan.

          

  5. PolypharmacyThe prescription, administration, or use of more medications than are clinically indicated, is a common problem in older adults.