High fiber cereals
Palpate pedal pulses for quality and strength
Monitor renal function lab values
Auscultate the apical pulse for one full minute
Assess serum potassium levels
Dose should be omitted only for that day.
Client needs a dose of potassium before receiving digoxin.
Dose should be withheld and the healthcare provider notified.
Dose should be administered as ordered.
Blood pressure and pulse
Serum potassium and sodium levels
Intake, output, and daily weights
Measurements of abdominal girth and calf circumference
"Be sure to change your position slowly and rise slowly after sitting or lying to prevent dizziness and possible fainting."
"Avoid foods high in potassium, such as bananas, oranges, fresh vegetables and dates."
"If you experience weight gain such as 5 or more pounds a week, be sure to tell your physician during your next routine visit."
"Keep a monthly journal or log of your weight."
State of orientation
Increased muscle rigidity