Principles Of Pharmaceutical Care For The Older Adult

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  • 1. 
    Which diseases affect the largest number older adults in the US?
    • A. 

      Hypertension and Arthritis

    • B. 

      Osteoporosis and Alzheimers

    • C. 

      Hypertension and Cancer

    • D. 

      Arthritis and Osteoporosis

    • E. 

      Arthritis and Cancer

  • 2. 
    What is polypharmacy?
    • A. 

      When a person is taking one or more medications

    • B. 

      Multiple pharmacies

  • 3. 
    Depression and osteoporosis in the nursing home are common examples of...
    • A. 

      Ways we overmedicate our elderly (overdosage)

    • B. 

      Commonly untreated indications

    • C. 

      Improper Drug Selection

  • 4. 
    One's age and sex has been significantly associated with compliance issues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Having a drug regimen that is too complex is a common reason why patients are non-compliant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ______________ + diuretic can lead to hypotension and hyperkalemia while _________ + an antipsychotic or antidepressant can lead to confusion, sedation, and falls.
    • A. 

      Antiarrhythmics and BZD

    • B. 

      ACE Inhibitors and BZD

    • C. 

      Antiarrhythmics and ACE Inhibitors

    • D. 

      ACE Inhibitors and Antiarrhythmics

  • 7. 
    Patient assistance programs are largely funded by the ________________ and vary greatly in benefits and eligibility.  Usually the patients must be very poor to qualify.
    • A. 

      The federal government

    • B. 

      Insurance companies

    • C. 

      State and local governments

    • D. 

      Pharmaceutical Companies

  • 8. 
    What symptoms in an elderly patient should be considered a drug side effect until proved otherwise?
  • 9. 
    Warfarin - we want to start low then get to goalThiazides - start low then ____
    • A. 

      Stay Low

    • B. 

      Get to Goal

    • C. 

      It's okay to give a high dose of Thiazides