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  1. Table 7-2
  2. Cognitive Changes
  3. Teaching Older Adults About Medications
  4. In the home
  5. Financial Factors/Saving Money
  1. a 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
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d pg. 121
    Aspirin-bleeding
    Lasixs-dehydration
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia
  5. e Older adults living on limited incomes may fail to take their medications or may make changes in the amount or frequency to conserve their supply.
    Many frugal older adults save medications that were prescribed in the past, even if the drugs are no longer part of their therapy.
    Often reluctant to discard costly medications, holding on to them "just in case" they are needed again.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cognitive 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.
  4. 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. The prescription, administration, or use of more medications than are clinically indicated, is a common problem in older adults.

5 True/False questions

  1. AssessmentThe 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. MedicationsCan 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.

          

  3. Prescription MedicationsCan 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.

          

  4. Self-Medication and Older Adults
    In an Institutional setting
    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. Sensory ChangesVision 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.