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**Some of these chapters are just pages on the syllabus. I included all the questions for all the chapters. Chapter 2 MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. A nursing faculty member working with students explains that... the fastest growing subset of the older population is which group? a. Elite old b. Middle old c. Old old d. Young old 2. A nurse working with older adults in the community plans programming to improve morale and emotional health in this population. What activity would best meet this goal? a. Exercise program to improve physical function b. Financial planning seminar series for older adults c. Social events such as dances and group dinners d. Workshop on prevention from becoming an abuse victim 3. A nurse caring for an older client on a medical­surgical unit notices the client reports frequent constipation and only wants to eat softer foods such as rice, bread, and puddings. What assessment should the nurse perform first? a. Auscultate bowel sounds. b. Check skin turgor. c. Perform an oral assessment. d. Weigh the client. 4. A nurse caring for an older adult has provided education on high­fiber foods. Which menu selection by the client demonstrates a need for further review? a. Barley soup b. Black beans c. White rice d. Whole wheat bread 5. A nurse is working with an older client admitted with mild dehydration. What teaching does the nurse provide to best address this issue? a. “Cut some sodium out of your diet.” b. “Dehydration can cause incontinence.” c. “Have something to drink every 1 to 2 hours.” d. “Take your diuretic in the morning.” 6. A home health care nurse is planning an exercise program with an older client who lives at home independently but whose mobility issues prevent much activity outside the home. Which exercise regimen would be most beneficial to this adult? a. Building strength and flexibility b. Improving exercise endurance c. Increasing aerobic capacity d. Providing personal training 7. An older adult recently retired and reports “being depressed and lonely.” What information should the nurse assess as a priority? a. History of previous depression b. Previous stressful events c. Role of work in the adult’s life d. Usual leisure time activities 8. A nurse is assessing coping in older women in a support group for recent widows. Which statement by a participant best indicates potential for successful coping? a. “I have had the same best friend for decades.” b. “I think I am coping very well on my own.” c. “My kids come to see me every weekend.” d. “Oh, I have lots of friends at the senior center.” 9. A home health care nurse has conducted a home safety assessment for an older adult. There are five concrete steps leading out from the front door. Which intervention would be most helpful in keeping the older adult safe on the steps? a. Have the client use a walker or cane on the steps. b. Install contrasting color strips at the edge of each step. c. Instruct the client to use the garage door instead. d. Tell the client to use a two­footed gait on the steps. 10. An older adult is brought to the emergency department because of sudden onset of confusion. After the client is stabilized and comfortable, what assessment by the nurse is most important? a. Assess for orthostatic hypotension. b. Determine if there are new medications. c. Evaluate the client for gait abnormalities. d. Perform a delirium screening test. 11. An older adult client takes medication three times a day and becomes confused about which medication should be taken at which time. The client refuses to use a pill sorter with slots for different times, saying “Those are for old people.” What action by the nurse would be most helpful? a. Arrange medications by time in a drawer. b. Encourage the client to use easy­open tops. c. Put color­coded stickers on the bottle caps. d. Write a list of when to take each medication. 12. An older adult client is in the hospital. The client is ambulatory and independent. What intervention by the nurse would be most helpful in preventing falls in this client? a. Keep the light on in the bathroom at night. b. Order a bedside commode for the client. c. Put the client on a toileting schedule. d. Use siderails to keep the client in bed. 13. An older client had hip replacement surgery and the surgeon prescribed morphine sulfate for pain. The client is allergic to morphine and reports pain and muscle spasms. When the nurse calls the surgeon, which medication should he or she suggest in place of the morphine? a. Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) b. Hydromorphone hydrochloride (Dilaudid) c. Ketorolac (Toradol) d. Meperidine (Demerol) 14. A nurse admits an older client from a home environment where she lives with her adult son and daughter­in­law. The client has urine burns on her skin, no dentures, and [Show More]

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