Flashcards in New Trends in Geriatrics Deck (22):
How far does BP drop with sleeping?
What percent of elderly deaths are caused by AAAs?
Less than 3%
Is screening for AAA effective?
What are the current recommendations for CT scans with smokers? (age, frequency of scans, when to stop)
Annual CTs for >30 ppds history or current smoker
Not after 15 years smoke free
Is there an association between PPIs and pneumonia?
True or false: hospital for pneumonia increases the risk for a cardiac event
Macrolides with what other drug type causes issues?
OTC Allergy meds
Controlling HTN is known to reduce the risk of what?
Stroke, among other things
Vitamin E supplementation was supposed to stave off what disease?
What is the most common driving accident for seniors?
Low speed, near home
What is the effect of multiple meds on the physiologic stress in the elderly?
Blunt the response, and increase the risk for complications
What are the two most common causes of injury in the elderly?
Over what age is a big factor in trauma?
What pulse is considered tachycardia in the elderly?
When does the CDC recommend transfer to a trauma center of trauma pts who are 65+?
BP less than 110 systolic
What are the things to consider with the airway in the elderly?
Limited mouth opening
True or false: the amount of sedation meds for rapid sequence intubation is the same for older adults as in younger adults
What is the concerning RR for elderly in trauma situation?
10 breaths per minute
What is the virus that may cause temporal arteritis?
True or false: balance training does not reduce the risk of falls
True--but it lessens the severity of the fall
PTSD is seen in what geriatric pts?
If in ICU