hypertension and high cholesterol. Good nutrition teaching would be valuable at this age whetherthey take the advice or not.Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel's guide to physical examination (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.Sullivan, D. D. (2019). Guide to clinical documentation (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.Response # 2 to Khydine SeniorI think you did a great job on this week’s post; I also believe that you were accurate in assessing functional status in an older adult at any visit, this is very important to assess their safety risks. According to Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, and Stewart (2015), the primary objective of an interview is to obtain a health history or assessment that explores the patient’s concerns and expectations. If safety is a concern for the patient, then you were correct in your assessment. Worldwide, thirty percent of people aged sixty-five years or older who are living in the community fall each year causing them to deal with devasting consequences such as a hip fracture or head injury (Kwan & Straus, 2014, p. 611). Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel's guide to physical examination (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.Kwan, E., M.D., & Straus, S. E. (2014). Assessment and management of falls in older people. Canadian Medical Association.Journal, 186(16), 610-621. doi:10.1503/cmaj.131330
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