You are providing dietary discharge teaching to your patient who has been diagnosed with cirrhosis who has had an elevated ammonia level. Which of the following statements by the patient demonstrate that more education is required?

 

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- "I'll make sure to eat a high-protein diet."

- "I'll go to the grocery store and stock up on Ensure or Boost."

- "I need to make sure I eat a high-calorie diet."

- "I really need to watch my salt intake."

Rationale

Patients suffering from cirrhosis with an elevated ammonia need to consume a low-protein diet. All other dietary considerations are appropriate.

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