Hey i have a critical thinking question...
you are working with a critical care nurse who has been "floated" to your unit. You observe this nurse drawing up 0.25mg of digoxen into a 3ml syringe. The nurse does not dilute the medication and is preparing to give this medication by IV bolus. You tell her that neither you nor any other nurse has given digoxen by IV bolus. She tells you that she does so almost every day. Would you intervene in this situation? What rationale would you use to justify your position?
My answer would be..No because you don't have to dilute the medication and you can give it IV as long as it wouldn't harm the patient I wouldn't think it would be a problem. But it would also depend on the unit proticol.
So my question is what would you do?? Intervene or not??