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Essential Concepts of Gerontology Nursing

Created Date 02.05.16
Last Updated 02.08.16
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  • A nurse assessing the older population needs to have a basic understanding of ?
  • Which theories on aging were introduced in the early1900s?
  • The process of normal aging, independent of disease, is accompanied by a myraid of changes in body systems?
  • Systems theory includes which components about aging?
  • What benefit does evidence based practice offer clients over the age of 60?
  • Which statement reflects the state of drug absorption in the geriatric patient?
  • The absorption of medication in the geriatric client is most often affected by?
  • Which organ is responsible for drug metabolism and must be considered when prescribing medications for an older adult?
  • The average number of medications taken daily by an older adult patient who does not live in an institution?
  • Geriatric patients account for what percent of all prescription medications consumed in the U.S.?
  • Currently 36 million Americans are over the age 65.
  • By 2015, 71 million Americans will be over 65
  • Starting in 2006, a baby boomer turns 60 every
  • Older adults represent what percent of hospital day stays?
  • Half of all human beings who've ever lived to be over 65 are currently alive.
  • Dementia is considered a normal finding in the older adult.
  • Dementia and depression are strongly related to?
  • In older populations, sedatives, antihistamies, & antiemetics are used with caution due to a long duration of action
  • What is the most significant change in vital organs of the aging client?
  • Urinary incontinence is a normal finding in older adult?