Chapter 12 Health Care of the Older Adult

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Chapter 12  Health Care of the Older Adult

 

 

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1.
An 80-year-old patient tells the nurse assessing him that he continues to enjoy swimming, bowling, and gardening. The nurse determines that this patient is exhibiting a theory of aging termed:

A) Trust B) Autonomy C) Activity D) Integrity

2.
A gerontologic nurse practitioner frequently cares for patients with heart disease and is aware that it is the leading cause of death in the aged. This is due in part to which of the following?
A)
Heart muscle and arteries lose their elasticity.
B)
Systolic blood pressure decreases.
C)
Resting heart rate decreases with age.
D)
The aged are less likely to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

3.
An occupational health nurse overhears an employee talking to his manager about a 65-year-old coworker. The nurse is concerned about ageism when she hears the employee state:
A)
“He is a very active individual and enjoys playing tennis.”
B)
“He should retire and make way for some new blood.”
C)
“He should spend more time with his family.”
D)
“He is a bad apple.”

4.
A nurse is planning to teach an 80-year-old patient who has exhibited short-term memory loss how to change his dressing. She should:
A)
Set long-term goals with the patient.
C)
Keep visual cues to a minimum.
B)
Provide some music to aid learning.
D)
Keep teaching periods short.

5.
A 65-year-old patient has been diagnosed with essential hypertension. Which of the following blood pressure readings demonstrate essential hypertension?

A) 140/92 B) 145/88 C) 90/62 D) 120/68

 

Answer Key

1.
C
2.
A
3.
B
4.
D
5.
A

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