Electrolyte imbalance, anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, renal failure, infection, dehydration
Why Labs are Important:
Normal Age-Related Changes:
Older adults are at increased risk with any of the following:
Medication-Related Risk Factors
Behavioral Risk Factors
Chemotherapy-Related Risk Factors
Surgery-Related Risk Factors
1. Screening Questions
3. Screening Tests and Measurements
4. Physical Assessment: Standard physical examination with focus on signs and symptoms of abnormalities
b. Muscle cramps
c. Bone pain
f. Excessive thirst
g. Frequent urination
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