img-download-app
img-download-app

The nurse is caring for a patient with hepatic encephalopathy. When advising him on menu options, the nurse tells the patient to avoid:

Explanation

• Hepatic encephalopathy occurs when liver failure causes the accumulation of toxins, such as ammonia. This causes confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma.

• The patient is unable to convert ammonia to urea. Therefore, the patient should avoid foods high in protein.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!