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5 Matching questions

  1. Alcohol
  2. Patient's rights
  3. Safe Drug Admin.
  4. Table 7-2
  5. Assessment
  1. a pg. 121
    Aspirin-bleeding
    Lasixs-dehydration
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia
  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 Nurses must be sure to assess older residents thoroughly before administering any medications.
    After admin., nurses s/monitor older adults continually to determine whether med is having desired effect.
    Residents s/also be observed for any ontoward effects or significant changes in medical condition or behavior of older person.
    Nurses s/be particularly watchful for any signs of overdose or toxicity.
  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 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Drug-testing methodology
    Physiologic changes related to aging
    Use of multiple medications
    Cognitive and sensory changes
    Knowledge deficits
    Financial concerns

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. 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.

          

  3. In the homeThe 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. 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.

          

  5. GeropharmacologyStudy 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.