Gerontological Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 14 :

Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell

Quiz 14 :

Sensation: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, and Smell

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The nurse is caring for an older patient who has a loss of smell. How does the nurse best describe this phenomenon to the patient?
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B

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An older patient who has been diagnosed with hearing loss asks the nurse what caused the condition. What is the nurse's best response? Select all that apply.
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B,C,D,E

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The nurse is performing an otoscope examination on an older patient and assesses a bulging red membrane with absent distorted light reflex. What is the nurse's priority action?
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The nurse is caring for a patient newly prescribed antihistamine therapy. Which side effect(s) will be included in the medication instruction? Select all that apply.
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The staff nurse is admitting a diabetic who is newly diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy. Which should the nurse include when teaching home management?
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Which interventions should the nurse suggest an older patient use to reduce safety issues in the home? Select all that apply.
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The daughter of an older patient is concerned that the patient continues to drive at age 8 1. What should the nurse share with the daughter and patient about motor vehicle accidents and older people?
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The nurse is teaching safety to a patient with a dulled sensitivity to touch. What statement by the patient demonstrates understanding?
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The nurse is caring for an older patient with diabetes who is on antibiotics for a local infection. Which observation by the nurse would be anticipated?
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A 75-year-old patient complains that his vision continues to get worse every year. How should the nurse respond to this patient's complaint?
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Which interventions should the nurse perform when an older patient reports a change in hearing? Select all that apply.
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An older patient wants to use holistic ways to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. What should the nurse instruct the patient to consume to promote eye health?
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A family is making home modifications for a visually impaired older family member. Which recommendation should the home-care nurse make to the family?
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The nurse is completing an assessment of an older patient's eyes. Which findings does the nurse identify as being normal age-related changes? Select all that apply.
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An older patient who wears glasses is being admitted to a long-term-care facility. Which action should the nurse take when assessing the patient's visual acuity?
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An older patient has sensitivity to light. What should the nurse teach the patient to help with this problem?
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The nurse is caring for a patient with xerostomia. Which nursing interventions should be included in the plan of care? Select all that apply.
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The nurse has identified the diagnosis Self-Care Deficit for an older patient with hyposmia. What should the nurse include in the discharge instructions? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is performing a vision assessment on an older patient who is having difficulty reading small print. What best explains this finding?
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A patient is complaining of blurred vision after beginning medication therapy of propranolol (Inderal) and tamoxifen (Nolvadex). What is the nurse's best response(s)? Select all that apply.
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