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5 Matching questions

  1. Nursing Intervention and Precautions
  2. Prescription Medications
  3. Sensory Changes
  4. Patient's rights
  5. In the home
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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.
  3. c Directions provided may be very clear to a knowledgeable health care professional, but they are often misunderstood or misinterpreted by older adults.
    Even simple misunderstandings can lead to improper self-medication and result in serious consequences
    To reduce risks, older adults often require additional instruction.
  4. d 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. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. R resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)
  2. Drug-testing methodology
    Physiologic changes related to aging
    Use of multiple medications
    Cognitive and sensory changes
    Knowledge deficits
    Financial concerns
  3. 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. pg. 121
    Aspirin-bleeding
    Lasixs-dehydration
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. Safe Drug Admin.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. 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.

          

  4. OTC PREP.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.

          

  5. MedicationsThe 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.