Sensory alterations

  1. Stimulation of receptor such as light, touch, or sound
  2. Integration and interpretation of stimuli
  3. Only the most most important stimuli will elicit a this
  4. Deficit in the normal function of sensory reception and perception
    Sensory defecits
  5. Inadequate quality or quantity of stimulation
    Sensory Deprivation
  6. Reception of multiple sensory stimuli
    Sensory Overload
  7. Sensory alteration that causes client's thoughts to race, attention scatters in many directinos, and anxiety and restlessness occur
    Sensory Overload
  8. Sensory change common after age 60. difficulty with balance, spatial orientation etc...
    Proprioceptive changes
  9. Type of this sensory input are pets, music, television, calendar...
    Meaningful stimuli
  10. Excessive stimuli in an environment causes what?
    Sensory overload
  11. amt and quality of social contact with family and friends influences what?
    Social interaction
  12. A person's occupation places him or her at risk for hearing, visual and peripheral nerve alterations is what kind of sensory hazard
  13. Cultural factors such as being a native american put a person at greater risk for what?
    Hearing impairments
  14. Who are are at high risk for sensory alteration because of normal physiological changes involving sensory organs?
    Older adults
  15. True or false, Many adults are sensitive about admitting losses and hisitate to share info.
  16. When suspecting sensory overload assesing physical apperance and behavior, cognitive ability, and emotional stabiltiy is what kind of assessment?
    Mental status
  17. Using vision and hearing tests is what kind of assessment?
    Physical assessment
  18. Evaluating if the client can perform grooming or evaluating if a pt recovering from a stroke can effectively perform tasks is what?
    Abiltiy to perfrom self care
  19. Reviewing if the client is using assistive devices or reviewing when the client had their last hearing/eye exam is what?
    Health promotion habits
  20. Clients with this handicap are often unable to produce or understand language
  21. A client with aphasia is under what assessment?
    Communication methods
  22. True of False. Medications cannot alter a client's perception
    False. They can!
  23. For health promotion for sensory alterations what two things should a client be screened for?
    Visual and hearing impairments
  24. What is a common eye issue with older adults
  25. Adults over 40 should have intraocular pressure measured how often?
    ever 2 years
  26. Preventative safety includes this for children against diseases that cause hearing loss such a s rubella, mumps, and measles?
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Sensory alterations
PP chapter 49 questions