The physician orders an initial dose of digoxin for a 1 year old child weighing 22 lb. Order: digoxin (Lanoxin)0.25 mgIV stat. The drug book…

11. The physician orders an initial dose of digoxin for a 1 year old child weighing 22 lb. 

Order: digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.25 mg IV stat. 

The drug book recommends the following for a child <2 years old: digoxin 30-50 mcg/kg in 3 or more divided doses with the first dose equaling about ½ of the total.    

Is the dose safe?

What is the volume of digoxin that should be administered for this dose?

Shade in the dose on the most appropriate syringe

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