Geriatric assessments

Question 1

Geriatric assessments can be challenging for the health-care provider due to delay of recognition and/or reporting of symptoms by the patient. Which of the following best describes what is used by health-care providers to address this differential?

Clinical decision-making tools.

When symptoms were noticed.

Change in function and impact of symptoms.

Symptoms from comorbidities.

Question 2

The nurse practitioner is managing a 68 year old patient with a AAA and urgent hypertension.   What IV anti hypertensive medication should be used to rapidly and consistently lower blood pressure?

metroprolol, amiodarone, nitroglycerine

diltiazem, metoprolol,  nitroprusside

esmolol, nitroprusside, diltiazem

nicardipine, esmolol, nitroglycerine

Question 3

Which of the following terms refers to conditions that have multiple underlying factors and may involve multiple organs?

Multifaceted syndrome

Aging syndrome

CFM syndrome

Geriatric syndrome

Question 4

Oral cancer is a malignant tumor presented by a nonhealing sore in the mouth or lip that causes difficulty chewing or swallowing. Which of the following statements applies to an oral cancer diagnosis?

It cannot be prevented.

It involves unexplained lymph node swelling in the head and neck area.

It is three times more likely in women than men.

It involves unexplained lymph node swelling in the axillary area.

Question 5

Mr. Osorio is a 65-year-old male who recently retired because of a medical condition. He has good family support and is very motivated to start a wellness program to prevent worsening of his condition. These factors are an example of:

Barriers

Incentives

Positive self-efficacy

Facilitators

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