Digoxin & Nursing: Implications & Considerations


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Nurses need to be aware of what the potential side effects and interactions of medications are. They also need to understand how to monitor and identify whether or not these effects or interactions are taking place. This is called _____.

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1. Digoxin is a medication used to treat problems with the _____.

2. Which of the following symptoms could be a sign of digoxin overdose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and review what you know about digoxin, what it's used to treat and what possible side-effects can occur with this quiz and worksheet. You'll also review information about digoxin overdose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review the following:

  • Monitoring and identifing side-effects and interactions
  • What digoxin is intended to treat
  • Symptoms of digoxin overdose
  • Nutrients and minerals to monitor with digoxin

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what digoxin is intended to treat
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned about the nutrients and minerals to monitor for a patient on digoxin and answer questions about which are most important to track
  • Making connections - use understanding of digoxin to identify related nursing implications

Additional Learning

Refresh your memory of this topic with the provided lesson, Digoxin & Nursing: Implications & Considerations. This lesson reviews more detail about:

  • Monitoring for complications
  • How digoxin works
  • The chemical make-up of digoxin
  • Common side-effects of digoxin
  • Health conditions that can increase complications
  • What to monitor in patients using digoxin