A client is receiving care at the clinic. Her doctor has prescribed an iron supplement and an increased amount of Vitamin C in her diet. The nurse understands that the best rationale for increasing Vitamin C in the client's diet is:
(-) a. it will help decrease the content of iron absorbtion inhibitors
(-) b. it decreases bioavailability of dietary iron
(+) c. ascorbic acid aids in the absorption of dietary nonheme iron
(-) d. it prevents the formation of insoluble and unabsorbable iron compounds
- A and D are very similar Distractors. They sound good, but are too similar.
- B would be correct, if it read "increases" instead of "decreases." This is a good example of a time when careful reading is crucial.
- C is correct. It is similar to A and D, but is a more Global Response.