Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious condition which causes both excessive blood clotting and excessive bleeding.

In this rapid learning you will learn how to:

  • recognise the signs and symptoms of DIC
  • assess the severity
  • initiate the right interventions and escalate care appropriately

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References: 
  1. Singh, et al 2013, 'Trends in the incidence and outcomes of disseminated intravascular coagulation in critically ill patients (2004-2010): a population-based study', Chest, vol. 143, no.5, pp. 1235-1242. 
  2. Boral, B.M., et.al. (2016). Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 146(6), pp. 670-680.
  3. Levi, M, et al. "Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of disseminated intravascular coagulation". British Journal of Haematology, vol. 145, no. 1, April 1, 2009, pp. 24–33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2009.07600.x.
  4. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Health Professionals (2014). Accessed on 20/11/2019 from: https://transfusion.com.au/disease_therapeutics/dic/mgt.

 

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