N211: Health Differences Across the Lifespan I 11. In planning care for a patient who is chronic intractable pain related to metastatic cancer, the nurse should include which strategy? 12. When death occurs from metastatic osteogenic sarcoma, which site is most often affected? 13. In planning a presentation for a support group of clients with cancer, the nurse should include which information about metastasis? 14. Which is the most appropriate action for the nurse to take when a patient is experiencing nausea related to chemotherapy? 15. A patient who is receiving IV chemotherapy for treatment of cancer complains of burning at the infusion site. Which action should the nurse carry out initially? 16. A child with leukemia is being discharged from the hospital and will continue to take prednisone at home. Which statement by the child’s parent indicates a need for additional teaching about the effects of this medication? 17. The nurse is assessing a patient with thrombocytopenia secondary to chemotherapy. Which clinical manifestation indicates the need for immediate action? 18. A patient has a colostomy following surgical treatment for colon cancer. The nurse should discourage the patient from eating which food to decrease odors from the ostomy pouch? 19. Which finding in a patient with small cell lung cancer should lead the nurse to suspect that the patient has developed the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH)? 20. On a patient’s fifth day following chemotherapy, the nurse observes a decrease in neutrophils. Which nursing diagnosis should receive priority? 21. Which is the primary goal for postoperative management of a patient who had a left lower lobectomy for treatment of cancer?
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