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A nurse is developing educational materials on burn prevention. The nurse would discuss which reasons that older adults are prone to burn injury? (Select all that apply.)
1. Older adults often have impaired senses.
2. Older adults spend the majority of their time alone.
3. As people age, their reaction times slow.
4. Aging increases people's tendency toward risk-taking behaviors.
5. Risk assessment skills decline with aging.
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The answer is 1, 3, 5
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1. With aging, the senses become less acute. Impairments in the sense of smell and hearing can adversely affect the patient's ability to detect the presence of fire.
2. There is no evidence to support this statement or the concept that being alone increases the risk of burn injury.
3. Reaction times do slow with aging. Patients who cannot react quickly may not be able to remove themselves quickly enough from a situation in which burns might occur.
4. Risk-taking behaviors are typically more common in younger people.
5. Older adults tend to incorrectly assess risk and may choose to stay and fight a fire instead of leaving. They may also incorrectly assess the risks of behaviors that could result in fire.
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