Exam |Elaborations|NR-601: Primary Care Of The Maturing & Aged Family Practicum-NR 601 Week 2 Quiz Review
Exam |Elaborations|NR-601: Primary Care Of The Maturing & Aged Family Practicum-NR 601 Week 2 Quiz Review NR 601 Week 2 Quiz ReviewKnow the physical and physiological changesin the elderly *Appendix A pgs 643-650* 3 Primary Points 1. Reduced physiological reserve of most body systems, especially cardiac, respiratory, and renal. 2. Reduced homeostatic mechanisms that fail to adjust regulatory systems such as temperature control and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. 3. Impaired immunological function: risk for infection is higher and autoimmune diseases are more prevalent. Never be complacent and assume the issue is only age related (pg 2-3) • How aging effects Lab valuesin elderly **Appendix B pgs 651- 652** Many factors influence lab results in the elderly, including physiologic changes with aging, the prevalence of chronic disease, changes in nutritional and fluid intake, lifestyle and activities, and medications being taken.