Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to have the student develop a clinical tool with specific information pertaining to the older adult

Assignment: Clinical Guide for the Older Adult

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to have the student develop a clinical tool with specific information pertaining to the older adult. This information is to cover age-related changes for the specific systems, significance of this changes, and the nursing implementation related to the changes. In addition, the information in the tool should assist the student in preparing for the final.

Instructions

  1. The template below should be used to organize the materials.
  2. The bold headings should provide direction as to the content that is expected.
  3. It will be appropriate to include simple charts or pictures to assist in addressing the written content. Keep the information clear and concise, bullet may be used.
  4. There are 19 topic areas; 15 need to be completed for this assignment. In using the template, skip the topics not addressed, don’t try to delete them. Deleting may alter the remaining format and make it difficult to grade
  5. Work should be in your own words. Be specific and give examples. (ex. foods rich in calcium-broccoli, milk, spinach)
  6. Suggested resources: Gero textbook and Adult Health 1 textbook especially for age related changes and significance.
  7. At the end create a reference page of the sources use. You do not need to reference in the tool itself.

 

 

1 Falls and the Older Adult (Ch. 11)
  Age-Related Changes in the Older Adult Significance Nursing Implementation
Physical Changes Related to Risk of Falling      
Cause of Falls Intrinsic Risk Factors:

Extrinsic Risk Factors:

Drugs:

   
Consequences of Falls Physical Injury:

Psychological Trauma:

  Symptoms to lookout during obtaining a fall history:
Influences on Quality of Life
2 Oral Health (Ch. 9) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

3 Nutrition (Ch. 9) Age-Related Changes: (Biologic, psychological, social factors)

Drug-Food Interaction:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

4 Sleep & Activity (Ch. 10) Age-Related Changes:

Drugs that Impact Sleep:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

5 Safety Safety Topics: Within the Home, Seasonal, Automobile, Living Alone

Significance

Nur0sing Implications

6 Sexuality (Ch. 12) Age-Related Changes:

Drug Impacting Function:

Conditions Impacting Function:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

7 Pain (Ch. 13) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications include Non-Pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Interventions

Specific Systems
8 Infection & Inflammation (Ch. 14) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

9 Integumentary Function (Ch. 17) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

10 Sensory Function (Ch. 18)

-Vision

-Hearing

Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

11 Cardiovascular Function (Ch. 19) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

12 Respiratory Function (Ch. 20) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

13 Gastrointestinal Function (Ch. 21) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

14 Urinary Function Ch. 22) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

15 Musculoskeletal (Ch. 23)

 

Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

16 Cognitive & Neurologic Function (Ch. 24) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

17 Endocrine Function (Ch. 25) Age-Related Changes:

Significance:

Nursing Implications

18 IADLs vs ADLs (Ch. 4)      
IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living)

Significance in Older Adults:

Nursing Implications:

ADL (Activities of Daily Living)

Significance in Older Adults

Nursing Implication

19 Dementia vs Delirium vs Depression (Ch. 24)
Dementia Changes Related to Dementia:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

  Changes Related to Delirium:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

Delirium Changes Related to Dementia:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

Depression Changes Related to Dementia:

Significance:

Nursing Implications:

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