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Safety Assessment

Discussion 1

Older adults may present with common conditions atypically compared with younger adults. Select one condition that may present atypically in an older adult. Describe how the older adult may present including physical exam findings, lab and other diagnostic findings, and develop a plan for how you would manage this condition. Consider how you might modify pharmacological treatment based on age-related changes. Please include 3 references.

Discussion 2

Identify a clinical situation where you encountered a patient that had difficulty taking care of themselves. Share the details of this encounter including patient age, gender, medical conditions, and the nature of their ability to participate in ADLs and IADLs. Identify one instrument or assessment tool that you can use to determine the extent of functional decline. Described how you would utilize this information in the patient encounter that you have described. Please include 3 references.

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