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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse should instruct a client who is taking digitalis to report which of these side effects?

  1. “Nausea, vomiting, fatigue”
  2. “Rash, dyspnea, edema”
  3. “Polyuria, thirst, dry skin”
  4. “Hunger, dizziness, diaphoresis”

The correct answer is 1- Nausea, vomiting, fatigue

An accumulation of digoxin can lead to digitalis toxicity.  Signs of this toxicity would include vomiting, nausea, and fatigue. Digitalis toxicity is more common in elderly patients. (from my pharmacology book, Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach)


Written by stereotypicalone

June 15, 2009 at 17:51

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