1. What can you do to help communication with geriatric pt's
    • Turn on the light
    • Turn of radio and tv
    • Use a normal tone of voice
  2. Define Polypharmacy
    • A pt that takes multiple medications that interact.
    • Includes OTC, herbs, weight loss supplements.
  3. Osteoporosis
    In the thoracic and lumbar spine contribute to a high rate of injury in Geriatrics
  4. Pts with incomplete spinal cord injurie, with increased pain and neurologic status, how do we secure the head?
    Secure the head in the position in which it was found by using blankets and tape
  5. How to splint a hip
    • 1. Assess PMSC
    • 2. Place pt on a scoop stretcher or long backboard
    • 3. Place blanket rolls between the pt's legs
    • 4. Place blankets and pillows under the injured extremity
    • 5. secure both legs and the padding to the backboard with at least 4 cravats or straps
    • 6. Reassess PMSC
  6. Syncope on older folks is usually caused by?
    MI or Diabetic shock
  7. Septicemia signs and symptoms
    • SOB
    • Chest pain
    • AMS
    • Dizziness
    • Weakness
    • Fever
    • Trauma
    • Falls
    • Generlized Pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  8. Leading cause of trauma and death in geriatric pt's?
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Quiz Ch-34