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NRTC Geri Unit 3

Ch 9,18,19,20

ability to move quickly and smoothly agility
24 hour pattern of wakefulness and sleep circadian rhythm
Temperature at which hypothermia may set in for an older adult 95F
Hormone that may affect the sleep-wake cycle in geriatric patients melatonin
phase prior to sleep pre-sleep
phase in the sleep cycle in which sleep walking can occur NREM Stage 4
If the patient increases bran and vegetable intake, what other substance should also be increased? non-diuretic fluids
Signs of heat stroke include dry skin, dyspnea, tachycardia, angina, head ache, nausea, vomiting
Activities/exercises to prevent falls should focus on? coordination of muscle movement, and balance
Fire hazards in the home include? overloaded outlets, candles, smoking, burning incense, lack of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
risk factors for sleep apnea include male, obesity, diabetes, african american ethnicity, chronic respiratory disorder
inability to fall asleep with the complaint of feeling fatigued sleep initiation insomnia
waking up "too early" with feeling of fatigue terminal insomnia
Inability to stay asleep, "up & down all night" sleep maintenance insomnia
incontinence caused by increased abdominal pressure stress incontinence
incontinence caused by decreased mobility to the restroom functional incontinence
Causes of suppressed defecation reflex may include 2 things repeatedly ignoring the urge to defecate, and long term use of laxatives
Digital rectal exam is contraindicated in patients with dysfunction of which body system? cardiovascular
The nurse suggests increased fiber intake coupled with increased________________ intake WATER/FLUIDS
Swimming is suggested for patients with ___________ pain joint
moderate daily activity is suggested for ___________ minutes per day 30
The person that DOES NOT experience decreased muscle tone during REM cycles has what disorder REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
The amount of urine that signals the need to urinate is 250-300mL
2 medications to decrease diarrhea Immodium (loperamide) and Lomotil (diphenoxylate)
Created by: kleer