The nurse is caring for a patient suspected of having lung cancer. The physician performs a bronchoscopy to obtain a biopsy. Which of the following should be reported to the physician?

Bronchospasm

Explanation

•Bronchospasms are an unexpected side effect and should be reported to the physician immediately to prevent respiratory failure.

•Cough and drowsiness (from conscious sedation) are expected side effects.

•Red sputum is expected after a biopsy for several hours in small amounts.

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