The nurse is caring for an older patient newly diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The nurse should explain to the client that this diagnosis occurs more frequently in older adults due to which normal aging change?
An older patient with a history of GERD has been directed to use over-the-counter medications to help manage symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux by buffering the gastric pH. What education should the nurse provide to the patient in regards to these types of medications?
An older patient with diverticulitis is being discharged home following treatment. Which statement from the patient suggests to the nurse that they may need more educational information to prevent recurrence of diverticulitis and manage the disease?
An older patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease has complications caused by exposure of tissue to gastric acids. The patient is prescribed Tagamet to promote healing. What statement by the patient indicates they need further teaching by the nurse regarding taking this medication?