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Geriatrics

65 and older

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History and Assessment of Older Adult Patient

• Scene size-up and safety
• Primary assessment
• Secondary assessment

3

After age 30, organ systems lose 1% of function each year

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4

Hypertension

dyastolic more than 90mm hmg***

5

Beta Blocker

keeps HR low even in trauma

6

Shortness of Breath

Chief complaint of elderly pt having MI. As pt get older the PT experiencing a cardiac problem is more likely to complain of shortness of great without chest pain.

7

What are the most common calls for EMS

first most common call DIB then chest pain

8

Abdominal pain - what should you suspect

AAA

9

post menopausal diabetic female

won't present with classic signs of MI

10

Elderly males are the most successful with suicide*****

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shingles - follows a dermatome around the chest

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12

pneumonia

an infection in the lungs*******
get this because they are not breathing deeply enough

13

elder gray

4 questions on quiz

14

ground level fall meets elder grey crteria

false