Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Simultaneous bleeding and clotting... Sounds hard to comprehend and manage. DIC is a critical state that requires a robust understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, as well as the clotting cascade. Join Jo Reading as she breaks down this complex topic so that you can better your understanding of what to look for and what to do in a patient who is experiencing DIC.
Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!