Year: 1988 Source: R.N., v.51, no.1, (January 1988), p.32-34 SIEC No: 19880686

This article relates the case of a 16 year old girl who tried to send a message by swallowing 50 Digoxin tablets. The author spells out the medical steps taken during the first few tense hours after admission to the Brownsville Medical Center ICU unit in Texas until the experimental Digoxin antibodies were obtained by air from a hospital 400 miles away. He stresses the value of good nursing care & the importance of keeping up with medical knowledge. (GW)