You are an AGACNP practicing with a hospitalist group at a community hospital. This hospital is in an area that is predominantly populated by retirees. The majority of the patients on your service are over the age of 65.
Describe one of the following common conditions in the complex acute, critical, and chronically ill adult-geriatric population and explain any differences that you would need to take into consideration in the older patient.
- End organ aging
- Acute pain management
- Chronic pain management
Include any appropriate environmental or nutritional interventions and discuss any appropriate assistive devices for this particular population. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.