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  1. Cognitive Changes
  2. Nursing Interventions related to Med. Admins.
  3. Patient's rights
  4. Polypharmacy
  5. Safety and Noncompliance
  1. a 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.
  2. b R resident
    R med
    R amount
    R dosage form
    R route
    R time
    R documentation
    R therapy (JACO)
  3. c 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
  4. d The prescription, administration, or use of more medications than are clinically indicated, is a common problem in older adults.
  5. e 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

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. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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 True/False questions

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

          

  2. 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.

          

  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. 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

          

  5. OTC PREP.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

          

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