Gerontological Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 20 :

The Gastrointestinal System

Quiz 20 :

The Gastrointestinal System

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Which manifestations should the nurse investigate as possibly being caused by peptic ulcer disease in an older client? Select all that apply.
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C,D,E

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The nurse is concerned that an older patient is experiencing dysphagia. What assessment findings lead the nurse to this concern in this patient? Select all that apply.
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A,B,D,E

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An older patient is experiencing abdominal discomfort. What should the nurse do when examining this patient's abdominal area? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is experiencing diarrhea and has recently been diagnosed with Clostridium difficile? This tends to occur in which type of patient?
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An older patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is prescribed ranitidine (Zantac). What should the nurse instruct as the mechanism of action of this medication?
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What should the nurse teach an older patient about colorectal cancer?
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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?
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An older client is newly diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What education should the nurse give them about this disease and heartburn issues?
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Which patient is at most risk for liver cancer and needs education regarding liver cancer signs and symptoms? Select the best answer.
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The nurse is assessing an older patient diagnosed with diverticulosis. What assessment findings are congruent with this diagnosis? Select all that apply.
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An older patient is diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease. The nurse knows that this condition can be precipitated by? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is assisting an older patient with dysphagia to eat an evening meal. Which foods on the patient's tray can be safely eaten? Select all that apply.
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Which interventions should the nurse use to reduce the risk of aspiration for an older patient with dysphagia? Select all that apply.
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A nurse is performing a gastrointestinal assessment on an older adult. What assessment finding would the nurse be concerned with?
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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?
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An older resident is complaining of being constipated. Which action should the nurse take first when caring for this patient?
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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?
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The nurse is planning a teaching session regarding gastrointestinal ulcers for the residents of an assisted living complex. What content should the nurse include in the presentation?
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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?
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The nurse is educating a daughter on how to properly feed her older mother. Following education, which observation by the nurse, indicates that the daughter still needs additional instruction?
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