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. A nurse is teaching a health promotion class for older adults. In which order will the nurse list the most common to least common conditions that can lead to death in older adults? 1. Chronic obstr... uctive lung disease 2. Cerebrovascular accidents 3. Heart disease 4. Cancer a. 4, 1, 2, 3 b. 3, 4, 1, 2 c. 2, 3, 4, 1 d. 1, 2, 3, 4 ANS: B Heart disease is the leading cause of death in older adults followed by cancer, chronic lung disease, and stroke (cerebrovascular accidents). 13. A nurse is observing skin integrity of an older adult. Which finding will the nurse document as a normal finding? a. Oily skin b. Faster nail growth c. Decreased elasticity d. Increased facial hair in men ANS: C Loss of skin elasticity is a common finding in the older adult. Other common findings include pigmentation changes, glandular atrophy (oil, moisture, and sweat glands), thinning hair (facial hair: decreased in men, increased in women), slower nail growth, and atrophy of epidermal arterioles. 14. An older-adult patient in no acute distress reports being less able to 20 taste and smell. What is the nurse’s best response to this information? Notify the health care provider immediately to rule out cranial nerve a. damage. Schedule the patient for an appointment at a smell and taste disorders b. clinic. c. Perform testing on the vestibulocochlear nerve and a hearing test. d. Explain to the patient that diminished senses are normal findings. ANS: D Diminished taste and smell senses are common findings in older adults. Scheduling an appointment at a smell and taste disorders clinic, testing the vestibulocochlear nerve, or an attempt to rule out cranial nerve damage is unnecessary at this time as per the information provided. [Show More]

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