The nurse is caring for Mr. Adrian, an 82-year-old man with CHF who has a past
1. The nurse is caring for Mr. Adrian, an 82-year-old man with CHF who has a past medical history of diabetes and renal insufficiency. He is prescribed digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.125 mg IV and then 0.125 mg PO daily.
a. What are the therapeutic effects of cardiac glycosides?
b. Is this patient at risk for digoxin toxicity? Explain.
c. What are the adverse effects of digoxin?
Discuss the nursing considerations for digoxin administration.
2. The nurse is formulating the care plan for a patient on IV heparin therapy. Describe the nursing considerations that should be included for a patient on an anticoagulant.
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