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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?