A focus on physical, psychologic, social, and spiritual needs c . Coordination of care among various providers d . Provision of bereavement support In patients using chronic opioid analgesia for significant pain, the need to increase dosage over time to achieve adequate analgesic effect indicates a . Withdrawal b . Addiction c . Tolerance
d . Psychological dependence Successful outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in hospitalized older adults are determined by a . The underlying health of the patient (comorbid conditions) b . The cause of cardiac or respiratory arrest c . The technique used by the person performing CPR d . All of the above The first step in managing dyspnea in older adults is a . Provide oxygen at 2–5 L per minute b . Teach the patient pulmonary rehabilitation techniques c . Add steroids to the medication regimen d . Determine the underlying cause of the dyspnea in order to provide appropriate treatment A Do-Not-Resuscitate order (DNR) indicates a . No further treatments should be performed on the patient b . The patient and family have made a decision to forgo CPR and artificial ventilation in favor of a natural death c . The patient should be moved to a private room d . The patient is on Hospice Which factor has the greatest influence on the location of death (home or hospital) in older adults? a . Presence of advance directives b . Difficulty in predicting the dying trajectory c . Availability of community supports for the elderly and their caregivers d . Whether or not the person has Medicare or other health insurance In what way do advance directives influence care among older adults? a . There is very little influence on care at the end of life related to advanced directives b . Care is more likely to be consistent with stated preferences when advance directives are in place c . The presence of advance directives hastens dying in terminally ill patients d All of the above
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