The nurse is administering a vesicant chemotherapeutic medication intravenously. The nurse should take immediate action if which of the following develops?


•A vesicant is an agent that causes tissue irritation and possible tissue necrosis. Signs of extravasation (Pain around infusion site) should be taken seriously because of the risk of tissue necrosis.

•Rash, nausea, dizziness, and dry mouth are all common side effects of chemotherapy and are not life-threatening.

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