nursing aging week5

(Wk # 5: February 2 to February 9 – Main post under Assignment by Wed, February 5 at 11:59 PM EST). 

Chapter 9 – Safe Medication Use. 

Chapter 10 – Nutrition.

Question(s): The gerontological nurse working in a long-term care facility is responsible to administer psychoactive medications for older adults for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or psychosis. After reading your textbook, select one class of drug or 1 medication used for the treatment of the mentioned conditions and discuss important nursing considerations (at least three) when given this medication due to its side effects, drug interaction or food interaction. 

Guidelines: The answer should be based on the knowledge obtained from reading the book, no just your opinion. 

Grading Criteria: Mention one class of drug or one medication used for the treatment of conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or psychosis mentioned in the textbook (30%). Discuss important nursing considerations (at least 3) when given this medication due to its side effects, drug interaction or food interaction (70%). APA FORMAT. 

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