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1. To educate patients on health promotion measures to minimize the effect of normal age-related changes in immunity, the gerontologic nurse does which of the following? a. Describes the effects of ... low-dosage antibiotic therapy on opportunistic infections. b. Reinforces the usefulness of lymphocyte counts to detect new infections. c. Discusses the need for yearly flu immunization. d. Stresses the importance of maintaining intact skin and mucous membranes. 2. An older patient smoked tobacco most of the adult life. When planning health promotion education for this patient, what information does the nurse include about smoking? a. May produce alterations in the immune response. b. Is a risk factor for community-acquired pneumonia. c. Decreases the production of an immunoglobulin called IgA. d. Increases the risk of gastric cancer. 3. An older adult patient is experiencing problems with chewing while recovering from extensive oral surgery. Which action by the nurse best affects this patient’s risk for infection? a. Ordering a mechanical soft diet for the patient b. Monitoring the patient regularly for any low-grade fever c. Providing regular oral care with an antibiotic mouthwash d. Asking which flavors of protein supplement drink the patient would prefer 4. Which action by the nurse caring for a cognitively impaired older adult admitted to an acute care facility best minimizes this particular patient’s risk for developing infections? a. Proper hand washing after each patient contact b. Admitting the patient to a private room c. Providing extra protein at meals d. Screening visitors to minimize contract with pathogens 5. An immunosuppressed older adult patient reports symptoms of fatigue, facial rash, intermittent low-grade fever, and painfully swollen finger joints. The nurse anticipates which of the following findings? a. The presence of subcutaneous nodules on the hands b. A positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) blood serum test c. A liver biopsy that confirms cirrhosis d. The presence of bilateral ocular scleritis [Show More]

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