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Quiz & Evaluation (Hypo/Hyperthermia in the Elderly)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 Approximately how many elderly individuals die each year from hypothermia?
  150
  375
  525
  600
2 Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to:
  97 degrees F
  96 degrees F
  95 degrees F
  93 degrees F
3 Which of the following is a risk factor for hypothermia in the elderly?
  Alcohol
  Tranquilizers
  General anesthetics
  Antidepressants
  All of the above
4 Mrs. Abbott is an 85 year old who lives alone. She is fiercely independent but has a limited income. Physical assessment reveals recent weight loss and pronounced definition of muscle and bone on all extremities. Your nursing assessment indicates that Mrs. Abbott may be at increased risk of hypothermia due to ...
  age-related metabolic changes
  limited income
  reduced subcutaneous tissue
  all of the above
5 Elderly men are at higher risk of hypothermia than elderly women. (MMWR)
True     False
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