Elder abuse occurs MOST commonly in:
Females over the age of 75
Syncope in the older patient is:
caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain.
The EMT should suspect left-sided heart failure in the geriatric patient who presents with:
tachypnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm:
is often the result of hypertension and atherosclerosis.
A productive cough, fever, and chills in an 80-year-old patient with a compromised immune system should make you MOST suspicious for:
Sedentary behavior while healing from a hip fracture would MOST likely predispose the older patient to:
During the natural process of aging, the number of functional cilia in the respiratory system decreases, resulting
a decreased ability to cough.
With age, the spine stiffens as a result of shrinkage of the intervertebral disc spaces, and the vertebrae
become brittle. This increases the risk of: