Patient assessment. Infection in the elderly.

  • Debra Fraser
  • Published 1993 in Journal of gerontological nursing


1. Along with a decrease in immune competence, older adults are found to have reduced sensitivity of several homeostatic mechanisms that will also predispose them to the development of infection. 2. Common infections in the elderly include pneumonia, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. 3. Nursing can play a pivotal role in the… (More)


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@article{Fraser1993PatientAI, title={Patient assessment. Infection in the elderly.}, author={Debra Fraser}, journal={Journal of gerontological nursing}, year={1993}, volume={19 7}, pages={5-11} }