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NURSING 213: Foundations of Nursing Practice

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List of Possible Health Concerns for Adults and Older Adults

The following topics have all been pre-searched in CINAHL. You may use the hyperlinks as a starting point for your searching.* Modify the searches as needed, removing/adding keywords/subjects and filters/limiters. Most searches use the following limiters, which can be removed or changed:

Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals; Published Date: 2016-2021; English Language; Journal Subset: Core Nursing, Nursing; Age Groups: Middle Aged: 45-64 years, Aged: 65+ years

*If off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your SSO when you click on a link.

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Pre-searched Topics

  1. Social Isolation
  2. Sensory Perception concerns
  3. Cognition concerns
  4. Rest/sleep concerns
  5. Immobility
  6. Falls
  7. Stress/Coping
  8. Urinary/Fecal elimination concerns
  9. Fluid & Electrolytes concerns (dehydration)
  10. Nutrition concerns
  11. Medication Use (polypharmacy)/Compliance
  12. Self-care deficits
  13. Skin concerns
  14. Alterations in Respiratory Function
  15. Alterations in Cardiovascular Function
  16. Loss/Grieving
  17. Activity/Exercise

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