Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan


Trauma, Coagulopathy, Thromboelastography, TEG, Resuscitation

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is a medical emergency requiring effective correction of pathophysiological issues. TIC is antagonized by a lethal triad of factors including hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy. This triad is a vicious cycle that is not seen in every patient that has experienced a physical trauma. However, if it is present, mortality rates quadruple(Phillips, Mohorn, Bookstaver, Ezekiel, & Watson, 2017). Effective correction of this triad can be successfully obtained with the utilization of thromboelastography (TEG). Appropriate usage of TEG promotes patient outcomes while reducing days in the ICU and overall length of stay(Pigna, Lippi, Saronni, & Cervellin, 2018).

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