The RN is assessing a male patient diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer during his visit to the oncology clinic. He reports that he cannot button his shirt collar, he becomes short of breath when he tries to lay down in bed and his wedding ring is too tight to remove.
- What oncologic emergency is this patient experiencing?
- Describe the underlying pathology in this patient that has caused the clinical manifestations of this problem.
- Which assessments are a priority for this patient?
- Identify 2 nursing interventions that can be implemented for this patient.