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Care of older adult/CARE OF ELDERLY C475 Care of older adult/CARE OF ELDERLY C475 Competency 1 1. Explain how the aging of Baby Boomers has impacted the healthcare system in the United States. ... 2. Describe Miller’s Functional Consequences Theory of Aging.. 3. List 4 health disparities seen among the African-American population in the US. 4. Describe effective communication techniques for patients who have cognitive impairment. 5. Which teaching preferences are desired by most older adults? 6. Write two questions you could ask a patient to screen for spiritual needs Competency 2 1. How does the heart of an older adult respond to exercise? 2. Describe how changes in kidney function can contribute to ADRs (adverse drug reactions). 3. What are controllable risk factors for stroke? 4. Which lifestyle modification ns would you teach a patient with heart failure? L 5. Describe the Mini-Cog tool and how it is utilized. 6. How would you perform a functional assessment and what tools would you use? i 7. Define frailty and interventions to prevent it. 8. What exercise recommendations would you offer an older adult? Aerobic exercise, 150mins a week. 9. Describe nutrition bull’s-eye 10. What is the USPSFT recommendation regarding colorectal cancer screening for older adults? 11. Give an example of primary prevention. Immunizations, Influenza Competency 3 1. Which factors would you include in your assessment of sleep? T 2. Describe the physiological, psychological & social implications of dysphagia. 3. Which 2 supplements may help prevent falls? Vitamin D and Calcium 4. Your patient has a 1 x 1 cm shallow ulcer on sacrum. The wound has a red base and minimal drainage. How would you treat this? What interventions would you recommend to off-load the area and protect from further injury 5. List 4 ways you might manage anxiety in your patient. 6. What are common causes of depression? 7. Describe a brown bag assessment and the advantages of this. 8. Give an example of how use of a “natural product” could cause harm to a patient. Competency 6 1. Describe how you would teach an elderly patient about a new assistive technology. 2. What are the 7 common applications for assistive technology? 3. Give an example of how nursing informatics can improve patient safety. 4. Describe ways robotic assistance might result in a patient remaining in their own home for a longer period of time. Competency 9 1. List components of “Five Wishes” document. 2. How does “AND” differ from “DNR”? 3. What is the major goal of palliative care? 4. Who would qualify for hospice? What are the benefits of referring a patient to hospice? 5. Summarize treatment options for neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain. Caused by a 6. How can you facilitate a “good death” for a patient? 7. [Show More]

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