Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. John Chovan
Trauma, Coagulopathy, Thromboelastography, TEG, Resuscitation
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).
Wise, Zachary, "Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy" (2019). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 396.