Advanced Pathophysiology for the APN
Dr. John Chovan & Dr. Sue Butz
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Pathophysiology, DNP, Nursing, Treatments, Implications
Critical Care Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare medical emergency that can have profound and potentially life-threatening conditions. DIC has a hypercoagulability phase that simultaneously leads to a hypocoagulability phase due to depletion of clotting factors. DIC is secondary complication stemming from an underlying condition. Trauma, malignancy, severe infection, reaction to a transfusion, obstetric complications, etc. are a few conditions that are commonly linked to DIC. The primary method of treatment is early identification and resolving the underlying medical condition. The management of DIC requires nursing and medical staff with keen knowledge and understanding of precursor signs of DIC and the interventions required to treat the condition.
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Knapke, Kahl, "Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 480.