NRS 434VN Topic 5 DQ 1
Describe the characteristics of the aging process. Explain how some of the characteristics may lead to elder abuse (memory issues, vulnerability, etc.). Discuss the types of consideration a nurse must be mindful of while performing a health assessment on a geriatric patient as compared to a middle-aged adult.
The aging process is a series of changes and processes that take place over the lifetime of an individual. As the body ages, there are naturally occurring changes that occur to each system in the body. Aging is simply a biological process that can occur with or without illness. As a nurse, you must be aware of certain characteristics of an older adult as compared to middle age adult . When caring for an aging adult, it is important to ensure that every caregiver understands what these differences are. It will be your job to adequately explain these characteristics in order for all caregivers to understand when conducting health assessments on geriatric patients .
As a nurse, it is your job to adequately explain these differences in order for all caregivers to understand their significance when conducting health assessments on geriatric patients.
As the body ages, there are changes that occur to each system in the body. It will be your job to explain these differences so all caregivers understand what physical changes take place when conducting health assessments on older patients.
It is essential for all caregivers working with the elderly to understand the biological differences between your average middle-aged adult and an older adult. We need to ensure that these important factors are taken into consideration when performing a health assessment on geriatric patients. As your nurse educator, I will ensure that you always have the most up to date information so that you can practice at the top of your profession.
Doctors and nurses do not usually think of the aging process as being a disease. However, it can cause certain illnesses that are related to health problems associated with growing old. In this article, you will find the difference between aging and age-related illnesses and understand how to detect signs of these two types of illnesses when assessing a patient. Knowing this information can help you provide better care for your patients and prevent many unnecessary deaths caused by aging.