Gerontological Nursing

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Quiz 13 :

The Mouth and Oral Cavity

Quiz 13 :

The Mouth and Oral Cavity

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What should the nurse use for mouth care in an older client who is unable to perform teeth brushing independently?
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B

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The nurse is reviewing an older client's prescribed medications. Which medications place the client at the greatest risk for xerostomia? Select all that apply.
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A,C,D,E

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The nurse assesses a group of clients. Which clients are at the greatest risk of gingivitis? Select all that apply.
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A,B,E

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The nurse is planning interventions for a client with xerostomia. What will the nurse include in the client's plan of care? Select all that apply.
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The nurse has completed teaching a group of nursing assistants about oral hygiene approaches for the older client. Which statement best indicates that the teaching was understood?
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An older client is surprised to learn of the diagnosis of oral candidiasis. What responses should the nurse make to this client? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is teaching a nursing assistant methods to assist an older client with dementia in performing mouth care. Which instruction should the nurse provide to the assistant?
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The nurse determines that an older client is at risk for periodontal disease. Which client is at greatest risk of periodontal disease?
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The nurse is reviewing risk factors for the development of oral cancer with a group of senior citizens at a community center. What will the nurse include in this instruction? Select all that apply.
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An older client has several small vesicles with eroded centers on the lips. What is the first action for the nurse to perform?
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The nurse notes that an older client is experiencing halitosis. What are the best actions for the nurse to take? Select all that apply.
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How should the nurse respond to an older client who is edentulous and does not receive regular dental examinations?
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An older client is experiencing mouth pain rated 4 on a 10-point pain scale. What action should the nurse take?
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An older client tells the nurse that tooth brushing is seldom done. What should the nurse assess as reasons why the client has stopped performing oral hygiene? Select all that apply.
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An older client with oral candidiasis is prescribed Nystatin. Which actions will the nurse take when using this preparation with the client? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is completing an assessment of an older client's oral cavity. Which finding most concerns the nurse?
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The nurse assesses an older client reporting mouth pain. What additional actions should the nurse take at this time? Select all that apply.
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Which action will the nurse include when performing a complete oral exam on an older adult client?
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An older client has a significant amount of dental plaque. What can the nurse include when instructing the client about brushing the teeth and gums?
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The nurse is planning care for an older client with stomatitis caused by chemotherapy medication. Which nursing diagnosis should the nurse identify as a priority for this client?
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