Chapter 4 Health Promotion, Health Maintenance, and Home Health Considerations
Health promotionHealth maintenanceRECOMMENDED HEALTH PRACTICES FOR OLDER ADULTS: Diet
Tobacco and Alcohol:
Physical Examinations and Preventive Overall Care:
To function properly, the body must be able to eliminate waste products effectively.
2 major systems involved:
Urinary system and Gastrointestinal (GI) system
Small amounts of urea ( a byproduct of protein metabolism) and sodium chloride can be
Chapter 8 health assessment of older adults
Assessment- in medicine and nursing, an evaluation or appraisal of a condition or the process of making such an evaluation,
including the patients subjective report of the symptoms and the examiners objective fi
Chapter 4 Health promotion, health maintenance, and home health considerations
Meeting the health care needs of the aging population is a challenge.
This older generation more healthy that previous generations.
Chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypert
Chapter 1 trends and issues
Geriatric- the branch of medicine dealing with the physiologic characteristics of aging and the diagnosis
and treatment of diseases affecting the aged, old age and medical treatment
The statistical study of human populations
Provide warm beverage to encourage bowel movement.
Hard dry stool with difficulty every 3 days- constipation.
Low dietary fiber diet results in excessively dry stool.
Iron supplements of anemia can result in constipation.
Ignoring urge to poop can destroy
Chapter 5 communicating with older adults
Involves sending and receiving messages by means of words
Some is formal, structured, and precise; some is informal, unstructured, and flexible
Formal or therapeutic communications have a spe
Chapter 21 basic nutrition and nutrition therapy
Nutrition is the total of all processes involved in the taking in and utilization of food substances for proper growth,
functioning, and maintenance of health.
Nutrition plays a role directly or indirectly
Nursing process- systemic method by which nurses plan and provide care for patients. Never stop this
ANA guides the Nursing Process.
6 steps of the nursing process
Assessment: collecting data related to the patients health or the situation. Ask q
Chpt 12 Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Prevention and Control
Microorganisms- any tiny (usually microscopic) entity capable of carrying on living processes; kinds of
microorganisms include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viru
Field of physiology that studies muscular action and the function of muscles in maintaining the posture of the
Body mechanics-physiologic study of the muscular actions and the function of muscles in maintaining the posture o
Chapter 3 communication
Communication- use of words and behaviors to construct, send, and interpret messages.
Communication is essential, interactions are sometimes between two parties, sometimes
communication takes place among many parties all at once or
Hospital free from injury for safe environment.
Check for left-handed patient
Transferring competent skills
Prevent burns to children-turn pot handles
Physicians order for SRD
Cup half full for elderly
Electrical fire type C extinguisher
Explosion in hosp