25. Why do middle adults commonly experience financial concerns? A.They are typically receiving social security and must budget with a fixed income.B.Most people in the middle adult age group have chronic illnesses and cannot work.C.They are preparing for retirement but must still manage everyday financial demands.D.The majority of middle adults still have small children that live at home with them.26. At present, the average life expectancy is ________ years, while the maximum life expectancy is estimated at ________ years.
27. Which of the following is NOT a common factor that would affect a 75-year-old patient’s vital signs? 28. The decline in cardiac function that commonly occurs in late adulthood is MOST often related to: 29. You suspect that a 75-year-old man has internal injuries after he fell and struck his ribs and abdomen on the corner of a table. When assessing and treating an injured patient of this age, you must recall that: A.his ability to physiologically compensate for his injury may be impaired due to an inability to increase cardiac output. B.it is not uncommon to observe heart rates in excess of 150 beats/min in elderly patients with internal injuries. C.blood pressure is usually adequately maintained because the blood vessels of older people can contract easily. D.functional blood volume in patients of this age steadily increases due to increased production of red blood cells. 30. With increasing age, the heart must work harder to move the blood effectively because: 31. When assessing an 80-year-old patient in shock, it is important to remember that: 32. Breathing is often more labor intensive in older adults because the:
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- Spring '17
- Carlos Otero
- heart rate, following statements, pulse