HITTS: Could You Recognise It?
The only initial signs were abdominal cramping and some mild bruising post-surgery, yet the outcome for this patient was dire. Using this real-life case study, Simon Plapp walks you through exactly how HITTS develops, and explains why it is such a critical condition. Will you be able to spot the signs early on and plan this patient's care differently?
Simon Plapp is currently employed at St Vincent’s Private Hospital as Education Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit. He is the currently President of the Victorian ACCCN Management Committee and Victorian Representative to the ARC and National Board Liaison to the Cardiac Advisory Panel. Despite his incredibly youthful appearance, Simon has been an ICU nurse for over 20 years and an ICU educator for over half that time. He has Masters qualifications in Health Ethics. In his ‘spare time’, he wears lycra (and rides a bicycle) and enjoys watching his 2 children compete in their sporting activities, whilst perfecting his ‘dad jokes’.