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D. "Remember that the hepatic system is primarily responsible for the pharmacotherapeutics of your medications." C. "Feel free to ask your physician why you are receiving the medications that are prescribed for you." Rationale: The nurse should encourage the older adult to question the physician and/or pharmacist about all prescribed drugs and over-the-counter drugs. The older adult should be taught the names of all drugs being taken, when and how to take them, and the desirable and undesirable effects of the drugs.
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In performing a physical assessment for an older adult, the nurse anticipates finding which of the following normal physiological changes of aging? A. Increased perspiration B. Increased airway resistance C. Increased salivary secretions D. Increased pitch discrimination B. Increased airway resistance Rational: Normal physiological changes of aging include increased airway resistance in the older adult. The older adult would be expected to have decreased perspiration and drier skin as they experience glandular atrophy (oil, moisture, sweat glands) in the integumentary system. The older adult would be expected to have a decrease in saliva. A normal physiological change of the older adult related to hearing is a loss of acuity for high-frequency tones (presbycusis). There are factors that influence the musculoskeletal system associated with aging. The nurse recognizes that with age: A. Men have the greatest incidence of osteoporosis B. Muscle fibers increase in size and become tighter C. Weight-bearing exercise reduces the loss of bone mass D. Muscle strength does not diminish as much as muscle mass C. Weight-bearing exercise reduces the loss of bone mass Which of the following statements, made by the daughter of an older adult client concerning bringing her mother home to live with her family, presents the greatest concern for the nurse? A. "If this doesn't work out, she can always go to live with my sister." B. "I don't think she will react very well to me making decisions for her." C. "I'm afraid that mom will be depressed and miss her home." D. "My children will just have to adjust to having their grandmother with us." B. "I don't think she will react very well to me making decisions for her." The nurse, preparing to discharge an 81-year-old client from the hospital, recognizes that the majority of older adults: A. Require institutional care B. Have no social or family support C. Are unable to afford any medical treatment D. Are capable of taking charge of their own lives
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D. Are capable of taking charge of their own lives Which of the following responses by an older-adult client is most reflective of a need for further education by the nurse regarding the physiological changes associated with the older adult?
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  • Spring '18
  • Nona Talley
  • Nursing, older adults

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