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nausea/vomiting in the elderly

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I'm doing a presentation about nursing care of nausea and vomiting in the elderly specifically.

So far I've decided to touch on the increased risk for aspiration pneumonia and fluid/electrolyte imbalance. Can anyone think of other complications related to N/V that affect the elderly population specifically?

What do you see in your med/surg text? Anything else? Side effects of meds? Risk of falls trying to get to the toilet? Acid/base imbalance?

Decreased energy, Risk for malnutrition, and risk for depression are other issues that come to mind. We used to see this happen frequently in our elderly ladies undergoing chemotherapy.

Thank you both!

Just cracked open my med surg book (finally got home from work) and it's got some good points for me to expand on.

I didn't consider falls or risk for malnutrition, but now that seems really obvious. Sometimes I think too hard.

Decreased energy, Risk for malnutrition, and risk for depression

None of these are nursing diagnoses, though they might be descriptive. Can't use them.