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MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The leukocyte count of an older adult patient is elevated. Understanding the effects of aging on body functions, what action by the nurse is best? a. Check for drug allergies bef... ore requesting an antibiotic prescription. b. Take vital signs and perform a head to toe assessment. c. Encourage the patient to drink several glasses of water. d. Collect a urinalysis as soon as possible, having the patient produce a urine sample and requesting a stat urinalysis. 2. The nurse helps minimize an older adult patient’s risk of developing pernicious anemia by which of the following actions? a. Suggesting supplementing vitamin A b. Encouraging regular intake of citrus c. Identifying iron-rich foods 3. The nurse suspects that an older postoperative patient is developing a wound infection. What data best supports this inference? a. A thrombocyte count of 40,000/mm3 b. Decreasing erythrocyte sedimentation rate c. Increasing C-reactive protein level d. Increased partial prothrombin time 4. On assessing the laboratory data of an older adult patient, the nurse notes the serum potassium level is 5.3 mEq/L. What action by the nurse is best? a. Asks if the patient has been using a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID). b. Determines if the patient is receiving a diuretic that promotes potassium loss. c. Suggests several potassium-rich foods to supplement dietary potassium intake. d. Monitors the patient’s urinary output for possible fluid retention. 5. An older adult patient is experiencing symptoms commonly associated with hyperglycemia. Which laboratory test is most reliable for detecting hyperglycemia in older adults? a. A random serum glucose b. An oral glucose tolerance test c. An early morning urine test for glucose d. A 24-hour urine glucose test [Show More]

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