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Nurse Cynthia is providing a discharge teaching to a client with chronic cirrhosis. His wife asks her to explain why there is so much emphasis on bleeding precautions. Which of the following provides the most appropriate response?



A. The low protein diet will result in reduced clotting.”
B. The increased production of bile decreases clotting factors.”
C. The liver affected by cirrhosis is unable to produce clotting factors.”
D. The required medications reduce clotting factors.”

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Answered Nov 20, 2017

€The liver affected by cirrhosis is unable to produce clotting factors.”

When bile production is reduced, the body has reduced ability to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Without adequate Vitamin K absorption, clotting factors II, VII, IX, and X are not produced in sufficient amounts.
 

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