Flashcards in Iatrogenesis in the elderly Deck (10):
What is iatrogenesis?
Set of illness and injuries induced by health care workers
True or false: you should be judicious with the exams/lab you order
What age and gender tolerate blood drawing the least well?
True or false: you should avoid barium studies if possible
Where does the US rate in terms of quality of care?
What is the most common cause of iatrogenesis in geriatrics?
What offers the greatest opportunity for iatrogenic complications?
Therapeutic interventions like diet, activity, meds
surgery, pysical modalities
What are the classes of meds that most commonly cause iatrogeneic stuff? (4)
What should you give pts on NSAIDs?