Review and reflect on the SPICES tool.
Locate an Internet source for the SPICES tool. (Hint: The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, “TryThis Series” for Best Practices is an excellent source for many geriatric-specific assessment tools, including SPICES.) Read or view a video on the development and use of the tool.
Choose a specific health care setting with a high percentage of elderly clients and discuss the ways in which use of the SPICES tool could be beneficial. Include the following in your discussion:
Identify which of the conditions listed in the tool are most commonly missed in assessments of older adults in this setting.
Describe how using this tool could improve outcomes for this population in this specific setting.
Have you experienced other ways in which disease presents in the elderly that is different than in younger adults? If so, please share a brief descriiption.
post requires two credible references (APA 7th edition) to be cited to support your response. One must be a peer reviewed article.
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