BNRSG2020 Healthy Ageing
For this assessment read the following case study and supplementary documentation and respond to the following questions:
1. Aged care services and interdisciplinary care
Identify and discuss aged care services and interdisciplinary referrals that you would make as a registered nurse to promote Alex and Sarah independence. Provide a rationale for the services you have selected and link this to the case study.
2. Age related changes and Patient assessments
Identify five body systems you would like to assess with specific linkage to the case study. Provide a description of the assessment and possible age-related changes (specific to the body system) that the patient may be experiencing and how this is impacting on the patient’s quality of life.
Identify five different assessments (not body systems) you would perform on Alex and link these assessment to the case study. With each assessment provide a rationale as to why you would perform this assessment.
3. Medication management
Examining the patient’s medication history answer the following questions:
Identify and describe the age-related changes that impact on pharmacokinetics (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism & Excretion)
The older person is vulnerable to adverse drug events. Identify and describe what factors in the case study increase the risk of an adverse drug event.
For each medication describe what the medication is used for and any potential complications that Alex may experience while taking this medication.
Reflecting on the case study evaluate the impact of your own personal experiences and beliefs on how you would feel in this situation.
Your writing should adhere to academic writing standards including a high standard of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Referencing must adhere to APA 7th referencing conventions.
You do not need to include an introduction or conclusion for this assessment
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