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  1. What is GEMS
    • Geriatric
    • Environment
    • Medical assessment
    • Social assessment
  2. Sensation of pain?
    May be deminished and not localized
  3. Collagen
    A protein that is the chief component of connective tissue and bones
  4. Atherosclerosis
    An accumulation of fatty material
  5. Kyphosis
    Curling or curving of the back
  6. Polypharmacy
    Refers to the use of multiple prescription drugs by a single pt
  7. What happens to the brain as we age?
    Brain tissue shrinks
  8. Delirium
    Is a change in mental status that is marked by the inability to focus , think, and maintain attention
  9. Advanced directive
    Specific legal papers that direct relatives and caregivers about what kind of medical treatment may be given if the pt cant speak for themselfs
  10. GI Bleeding? (lower digestive tract bleeding?)
    Looks like Black tar!
  11. Leading causes of death in the geriatric population
    • Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Stroke
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Diabetes
    • Trauma
  12. DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
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