Which of the following answers is incorrect regarding the nursing actions for geriatric patients?
A. When discontinuing drugs therapy, taper the dosage when appropriate
B. Start at one third to one half the normal dosage and gradually increase
C. Old Medications should be kept for future references D. May have difficulty with swallowing – can the med be crushed or broken
E. Inquire about ability to pay
Old medications should be kept for future references-when discontinuing drugs therapy, taper the dosage when appropriatestart at one third to one half the normal dosage and gradually increase assist with pill boxes or calendarsoffer assistance with destroying old prescriptionsmay have difficulty with swallowing can the med be crushed or brokeninquire about ability to payremember that time released tablets , enteric coated tablets, and sublingual tablets should never be crushed because of the effect on absorption rate and potential for toxicity