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Frail ElderKelsey HamiltonHealth and Healing - NRSG 1006Professor Anne Marie McAllisterWednesday July 31st 2013IntroductionNursing is a big profession and is in high demand because the health care system continues to grow In nursing we explore many concepts and experience many different situations Nurses learn to adapt to change and be able to assess plan implement and evaluate situations This allows nurses to be able to deal with different people from all genders race ethnicity age etc Nurses are a source for support provide care and medications and are used to promote health and wellness among many individuals including elders Gerontology is the study of elders and has continued to grow over the years There are many health concepts that relate to the elderly and these include nutrition elimination vision and hearing integumentary activity and mobility sleep and rest pain cognitive and mental health oxygenation and circulation Gerontology is a very important aspect of the nursing profession and can have many different concepts related to it such as age-related changes risk factors and negative functional consequences AssessmentMrs Katherine Summers is ninety-three years old has white hair and is four eleven in height Mrs Summers does not have any known allergies and has a weight of ninety-five kilograms Her vital signs vary each month when they are recorded but the last recordings are as follows blood pressure one thirty eight over seventy two temperature of thirty seven degrees Celsius pulse of seventy eight and an oxygen saturation of ninety three percent Mrs Summers also exhibits depression more than nine medications incontinence anxiety and mobility issues This residents two main issues are her elimination and mobility Mrs Summers is frequently incontinent of bowel and urine She has gained and loss control over the past two years The risk factors of elimination incontinence are skin integrity because urine and feces cause the skin to deteriorate if not cared for over a period of time She also exhibits nocturia She
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