By Dorothy Carlson DEd RN, Ellen Pfadt PhD(c) RN

ISBN-10: 0803619073

ISBN-13: 9780803619074

A scientific trainer sequence ebook! this useful reference transitions from category to scientific to perform to supply the details nurses have to take care of older adults in any perform environment. they're going to have entry to all the symptoms, indicators, and collaborative administration of universal stipulations skilled through older adults as good as group assets. A spiral binding and ten thumb tabs make it effortless to fast locate the data they want.

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A member of the • Withhold medications, if ordered, if dopamine agonist class, drug-induced parkinsonism is suspected this drug activates dopamine • Prepare patient for laboratory studies, receptors in the body. The such as complete metabolic panel, CBC, medication is delivered transdermally and replaced prealbumin, drug screens, and coagulation every 24 hours.

Environmental Safety Elderly individuals are sensitive to alterations in temperature, either heat or cold. These variations can have detrimental effects on the elderly individual’s health and well-being to the point of being life-threatening. Hypothermia Hypothermia is a body temperature lower than 95ºF (35ºC) resulting from environmental conditions. Older adults are more likely to be at risk for low body temperatures because of many factors, including age-related loss of subcutaneous fat, decrease in peripheral circulation, and altered thermoregulatory mechanisms.

A score Ͼ5 points is suggestive of depression. A score Ն10 points is almost always indicative of depression. A score Ͼ5 points should warrant a follow-up comprehensive assessment. Source: Brink TL, Yesavage JA, Lum O, Heersema P, Adey MB, Rose TL. Screening tests for geriatric depression. Clin Gerontol 1:37–44, 1982. Reprinted with permission. of medications, such as theophylline and thyroid hormone; decline in the ability to taste substances; or withdrawal from alcohol or sedatives. In elderly individuals, anxiety and depression often coexist.

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