Gerontological Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 24 :

Caring for Frail Elders With Comorbidities

Quiz 24 :

Caring for Frail Elders With Comorbidities

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The nurse is planning care for an older patient who is newly admitted. What nursing interventions are necessary to prevent the geriatric cascade? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is admitting an older frail patient with dementia as a resident in a long-term care facility. Which problem is a priority when planning interventions for this patient's care?
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D

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The nurse is concerned that an older patient with a chronic illness is on a trajectory towards frailty and dependence. From the nursing assessment findings listed, which is the priority?
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D

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A frail older patient with diabetes is diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. Which statement from the patient would concern the nurse to further assess for complications?
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During a nursing assessment, a frail older patient with cognitive impairment has a higher level of confusion than normal. What symptoms indicative of a urinary tract infection should the nurse further assess?
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An older patient with chronic renal failure is admitted; the healthcare provider is planning modified care for this patient. Nursing interventions for modified level of care would focus on which of the following? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is caring for an older patient recently diagnosed with cancer. The nurse is concerned about the patient moving towards a trajectory of frailty. What laboratory findings support the nurse's concern?
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The nurse manager is concerned about the increased number of medication adverse effects being observed in older patients. What should the manager do to reduce these effects? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is assessing an older patient in a skilled facility for frailty. During the assessment, the nurse determines frailty through the presence of which characteristics? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The nurse is planning care for him; which factors can contribute to frailty? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is demonstrating delirium since being admitted from a nursing home for treatment of a wound infection. What should the nurse identify as the most likely cause for the patient's delirium?
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The nurse is caring for an older patient who is receiving palliative care. Which intervention is the highest priority for this patient?
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The nurse is preparing a community education program focusing on cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Which information should the nurse include?
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A multidisciplinary team in a long-term care facility is meeting with the family of a frail older patient to discuss care issues and concerns. What key issues should be addressed in the conference? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is assessing an older patient's risk for developing problems while hospitalized for an acute illness. The Hospital Admission Risk Profile (HARP) tool will be utilized. Which assessment areas would alert the nurse to a risk? Select all that apply.
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An older patient admitted for treatment of pneumonia has severe osteoarthritis. The nurse notices that the client is progressing on a trajectory towards frailty. What nursing assessment findings support this?
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An older client asks the nurse what they can do to live to a healthy old age. Which response by the nurse promotes healthy aging?
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An older patient with diabetes is prescribed high-dose antibiotic therapy for a wound infection. Which effects of antibiotic therapy should the nurse further assess in relation to the patient?
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A frail older patient is more at risk for poor treatment outcomes in an acute care setting due to what factors? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is planning a presentation for nursing assistants on caring for older patients. Which criteria should the nurse include when explaining frailty? Select all that apply.
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