2. You are caring for a 66-year-old patient with a diagnosis of COPD. The patient uses an ipratropium (Atrovent) inhaler four times daily. What nursing considerations are most important for this patient? Why?
3. Which laxative is the drug of choice for an older adult? Why is this the best choice?
4. Explain the function of the vomiting reflex. Name three factors that stimulate the vomiting reflex. How does the autonomic nervous system control GI activity?
5.How does the autonomic nervous system control GI activity?