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SPPICES

Pneumonic for Geriatric Syndromes
• Sleep Disorders
• Problems with Eating or Feeding
• Pain
• Incontinence
• Confusion
• Evidence of Falls
• Skin Breakdown

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Pain medications to use cautiously in the elderly

meperidine (Demerol)
proproxyphene
mixing of agonist/antagonist analgesics with agonist analgesics
NSAIDs are also to be used cautiously

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Urge incontinence

due to detrusor irritability and abnormal bladder contractions

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Stress incontinence

due to reduced sphincter resistance and a sudden increase in abdominal pressure

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overflow incontinence

over distention of the bladder that exceeds the outlet resistance

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functional incontinence

here is a physical or psychological inability to reach toileting facilities

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3 D's

Delirium, Depression, Dementia

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dementia definition

organic mental disorder with slow loss of intellectual abilities that interfere with functioning

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delirium definition

reversible abrupt impairment of global cognitive impairment

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delirium causes

 Drug use
 Electrolyte imbalance
 Lack of drugs (withdrawal or pain)
 Infection
 Reduced sensory input
 Intracranial events
 Urinary incontinence/fecal impaction
 Myocardial infarction