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A new mother asks why her baby receives vitamin K IM at birth. What is the best statement to explain the need for vitamin K in a newborn?
A)The administration of vitamin K prevents her from bleeding.
B)Your infant will need multiple injections of vitamin K to prevent health problems.
C)Your infant will need the conjugated iron in vitamin K to protect her from infection.
D)Vitamin K helps boost her nutrition until she's able to feed more efficiently.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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A single IM dose of vitamin K is given to newborn infants to prevent hemorrhagic disease of newborns. The infant does not need multiple injections of vitamin K to prevent hemorrhage. The administration of vitamin K will not protect from infection. Vitamin K is not used to enhance nutrition.

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