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1

How far does BP drop with sleeping?

10% ish

2

What percent of elderly deaths are caused by AAAs?

Less than 3%

3

Is screening for AAA effective?

Not really

4

What are the current recommendations for CT scans with smokers? (age, frequency of scans, when to stop)

55-80
Annual CTs for >30 ppds history or current smoker
Not after 15 years smoke free

5

Is there an association between PPIs and pneumonia?

Uncertain

6

True or false: hospital for pneumonia increases the risk for a cardiac event

True

7

Macrolides with what other drug type causes issues?

OTC Allergy meds

8

Controlling HTN is known to reduce the risk of what?

Stroke, among other things

9

Vitamin E supplementation was supposed to stave off what disease?

Alzheimer's--questionable

10

What is the most common driving accident for seniors?

Low speed, near home

11

What is the effect of multiple meds on the physiologic stress in the elderly?

Blunt the response, and increase the risk for complications

12

What are the two most common causes of injury in the elderly?

Falls
MVAs

13

Over what age is a big factor in trauma?

70

14

What pulse is considered tachycardia in the elderly?

>90

15

When does the CDC recommend transfer to a trauma center of trauma pts who are 65+?

BP less than 110 systolic

16

What are the things to consider with the airway in the elderly?

Dentures
Limited mouth opening

17

True or false: the amount of sedation meds for rapid sequence intubation is the same for older adults as in younger adults

False--lower

18

What is the concerning RR for elderly in trauma situation?

10 breaths per minute

19

What is the virus that may cause temporal arteritis?

Varicella

20

True or false: balance training does not reduce the risk of falls

True--but it lessens the severity of the fall

21

PTSD is seen in what geriatric pts?

If in ICU

22

What drug is associated with PTSDs in the ICU?

Benzos