Quiz & Evaluation (Hypo/Hyperthermia in the Elderly)
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
Approximately how many elderly individuals die each year from hypothermia?
Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to:
97 degrees F
96 degrees F
95 degrees F
93 degrees F
Which of the following is a risk factor for hypothermia in the elderly?
All of the above
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
reduced subcutaneous tissue
all of the above
Elderly men are at higher risk of hypothermia than elderly women. (MMWR)
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