A nurse is caring for a female client after a bronchoscope and biopsy. Which of the following signs, if noted in the client, should be reported immediately to the physicians?
a. Dry cough
d. Blood-streaked sputum
If a biopsy was performed during a bronchoscopy, blood-streaked sputum is expected for several hours.
Frank blood indicates hemorrhage. A dry cough may be expected.
The client should be assessed for signs of complications, which would include cyanosis, dyspnea, stridor, bronchospasm, hemoptysis, hypotension, tachycardia, and dysrhythmias. Hematuria is unrelated to this procedure.