Adult-gerontology patients often present with signs and symptoms that may differ in subtle or in significant ways from non-adult-gerontology patients when they are injured or develop an illness or disease.

Select a complex chronic blood disorder or hematology condition that occurs with some frequency in the adult-gerontology population. Provide a 1,000 word essay inclusive of the following:

(1). In what ways does an adult-gerontology patient typically present with this condition or disease that is different from how other patient populations might present? How and why is this significant?

(2). What is the pathology of the altered presentation for the condition or disease you selected? How and in what ways might this differ than how it presents in a non-adult-gerontology patient?

(3). What other comorbidities could impact treatment and care options for this condition. What alterations in treatment and care would apply due to comorbid factors?

(4). What considerations must the acute care nurse practitioner adhere to in the management and treatment of the condition or disease process due to the fact that the patient is an adult-gerontology patient? Note any essential precautions or care delivery requirements that apply.

(5). What type(s) of education would you provide to the affected patient in order to prevent these injury, illness, and diseases from occurring again? How will you deliver this information to the patient?

*Support your management plan with a minimum of three peer-reviewed references in addition to the course materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Last Updated on October 29, 2019

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