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What is GEMS
- Medical assessment
- Social assessment
Sensation of pain?
May be deminished and not localized
A protein that is the chief component of connective tissue and bones
An accumulation of fatty material
Curling or curving of the back
Refers to the use of multiple prescription drugs by a single pt
What happens to the brain as we age?
Brain tissue shrinks
Is a change in mental status that is marked by the inability to focus , think, and maintain attention
Specific legal papers that direct relatives and caregivers about what kind of medical treatment may be given if the pt cant speak for themselfs
GI Bleeding? (lower digestive tract bleeding?)
Looks like Black tar!
Leading causes of death in the geriatric population
- Heart disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease