Assignment: Inventory for Gerontological Patients
Question 16 options:
Wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors.
Pad feet with socks when wearing shoes.
Clean the skin with a moisturizing soap.
Bathe in tepid water.
Always wear gloves in the winter.
Question 17 (5 points) Question 17 Unsaved
What is true about instruments to assess for depression in older adults?
Question 17 options:
Older adults tend to score inaccurately low (indicating less depression) than younger adults on the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale.
The shortened Geriatric Depression Scale does not contain a question to evaluate suicide potential.
The Beck Depression Inventory is designed for gerontological patients.
The Geriatric Depression Scale is administered by a health care provider in an interview with the older adult.
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The family member of a patient asks if vitamin C will prevent aging. In formulating an appropriate response, the nurse considers the:
Question 18 options:
Free radical theory.
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Which housing arrangement would best address the family who wants to provide housing for an older family member who has a large degree of physical and cognitive independence and a desire to be closely involved with the family?
Question 19 options:
Dedicating the spare bedroom in the home to the family member
A house at a senior retirement community.
A “granny” apartment in a separate part of the house.
Private room at a residential care facility.
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An older resident of a long-term care facility diagnosed with dementia has in the last 48 hours become more confused than usual and while usually requiring help with toileting has been incontinent of urine. The client’s healthcare provider orders a complete blood count and serum electrolytes. When the lab tests are all within normal limits the nurse initially:
Question 20 options:
Attributes the changes in the resident’s functioning to advancing dementia.
Suggests that the resident be placed on broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infections.
Speaks with the healthcare provider regarding the changes in the client’s function and the possibility of obtaiing a urine culture.
Changes the plan of care to include bladder training and implement a 24-hour calorie count.
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An 81-year-old patient is being discharged from the hospital to home. She is on seven different medications, which are to be taken at four different times during the day. What would be most useful in helping this patient manage her medications? The nurse makes the greatest impact on the safe management of an 81-year-old client’s medication administration when included in discharge education is:
Question 21 options:
The package inserts from all of the medications for the client to read.
A pillbox with compartments for each day and each of the doses.
A written list of all the client’s medications and administration routine.
A suggestion that the client’s daughter administer the medications.
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A 78-year-old is admitted to the long-term care facility after a hospitalization for pneumonia. The client has a history of a right cerebrovascular accident and dysphagia. When preparing the room for this patient, what equipment is most important in the care of this patient?
Question 22 options:
A room located within sight of the nursing station
An adjustable height bed that goes low to the floor
A suction machine
Oxygen at bedside
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The nurse is managing the care of an older client experiencing the symptoms of heat fatigue. Which intervention will the nurse implement to help resolve the condition? Select all that apply.
Question 23 options:
Helping the client assume a comfortable resting position.
Monitoring the client’s intake of electrolyte replacement fluids.
Withholding the client’s prescribed antidiuretic medication.
Documenting that the client’s skin remains pale, moist and cool.
Keeping the environmental humidity low and temperature cool.
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Based on recent studies, which statement regarding touch and touch zones is most accurate?
Question 24 options:
Persons age 66 to 100 are the most often touched.
Newly graduated nurses tend to touch clients less often than do nursing students.
When performing peri-care the nurse is working within the zone of intimacy.
The comfort of touch depends on place, situation, social status, and age.
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Based on current demographic data, which statement identifies a predictive trend regarding the health care needs of society?
Question 25 options:
There will be an increasing need for health programs for older males.
More nursing services will be required to serve the needs of the population 85 years of age and older.
Fewer nurses will be needed to care for the older, especially in long-term care facilities.
North Dakota is likely to experience the greatest need for gerontological nurses.
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Which intervention to manage wandering in clients in a long-term care facility should be implemented? Select all that apply.
Question 26 options:
Close observation to identify the person’s individual patterns.
Engaging the person in social interactions.
Using physical restraints to prevent wandering to maintain safety.
Providing enclosed pathways for walking.
Question 27 (5 points) Question 27 Unsaved
When using the Fulmer SPICES assessment tool the nurse expects to ask:
Question 27 options:
“Do you think that you sleep well?”
“Are you ever incontinent of urine?”
“When was the last time you fell?”
“Who helps you when you can’t do something by yourself?”
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A woman is terminally ill. Although it has never been discussed in the family nor stated outright by her physician, she suspects that she will die because of her illness. Upon which concept will the nurse base therapeutic intervention on?