You are a RN working in community care, visiting Mr Adomos, a 78-year-old Greek

gentleman with a chronic and painful venous ulcer on his lower leg. He takes multiple

medications for chronic illness, and a codeine-based medication for pain. Mr Adomos

lives alone in his own home.

. How would Mr Adomos’ chronic pain impact on his ability to maintain a safe


 Why is Mr Adomos, as an older adult, more vulnerable to adverse drug events?

Consider anatomical, physiological and behavioural considerations associated

with ageing.. Detail evidence based nursing interventions and rationales to reduce the risk of

Mr Adomos’ experiencing an adverse drug event in relation to his codeinebased medication. Do not include referrals in your answer