Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Coagulation, End-Organ Failure, Hemorrhage, Endothelial Injury, Thrombosis, Tissue Factor
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is an acquired syndrome characterized by intravascular activation of coagulation. There is a wide variety of etiologies that can lead to DIC, with sepsis at the forefront. DIC presents in just under 20% of ICU admissions, with mortality rates up to 78%. The following poster will provide a comprehensive review behind this complex disease process, highlighting the underlying pathophysiology, significance, and implications for nursing practice.
Brown, Nicholas A., "Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)" (2018). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 317.