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  1. Safe Drug Admin.
  2. In the home
  3. Financial Factors/Saving Money
  4. Teaching Older Adults About Medications
  5. Medications
  1. a 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.
  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 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 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. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. R resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)
  5. Many do not think of OTC meds. as real drugs, because no prescription is needed to purchase them.
    OTC meds. are capable of potentiating or interfering w/effects of prescription meds., possibly resulting in serious harm.
    Can also create or mask symptoms of disease

5 True/False questions

  1. Factors that Increase risk for Medication-Related ProblemsDrug-testing methodology
    Physiologic changes related to aging
    Use of multiple medications
    Cognitive and sensory changes
    Knowledge deficits
    Financial concerns


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. Table 7-2pg. 121
    Digoxin-bottom out; bradycardia


  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.