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A nurse working in a pediatric clinic recognizes that which child is most at risk for cognitive impairment?
The nurse is reviewing new medication orders for several patients in a long-term care facility. Which patient does the nurse recognize as being at the highest risk for having cognitive impairment related to prescribed medications?
The nurse is developing a care plan for a patient newly admitted to a unit that cares for patients with cognitive impairment. What is an important component of care for the patients on this unit?
A patient who is dehydrated has been experiencing confusion. The daughter is concerned about taking the patient home in a confused state. What statement by the nurse is correct?
An older adult who is cognitively impaired is admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Which signs and symptoms would the nurse expect to be exhibited by the patient?
The nurse is sitting with the family of a patient who has just received the diagnosis of dementia. The family asks for information on what treatment will be needed to cure the condition. How does the nurse respond?
A cognitively impaired patient newly admitted to the hospital is experiencing signs of sundown syndrome. Which intervention is best for the nurse to implement?
An 82-year-old patient who is in the hospital awakens from sleep disoriented to where she is. The nurse reorients the patient to her surroundings and helps the patient return to sleep. What data does the nurse consider as a probable cause of the patients confusion?
[Multiple Response] The nurse is teaching primary prevention of cognitive impairment at a community health fair. Which topics would be included in the presentation? (Select all that apply.)
a. Do not use substances such as cannabis (marijuana) and alcohol.
b. Wear helmets when riding bicycles and motorcycles.
c. Complete a Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) yearly.
d. Correct acid-base imbalances related to underlying disease processes.
e. Wear a seat belt whenever riding in a motorized vehicle.
f. Complete a Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) scale yearly.