Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Disseminated intravascular coagulation can be defined is a widespread hypercoagulable state that can lead to both microvascular and macrovascular clotting and compromised blood flow, ultimately resulting in multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Commonly, life-threatening illnesses accompany disseminated intravascular coagulation. Treatment centers on identifying and treating the underlying cause. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of disseminated intravascular coagulation and highlights the importance of an interprofessional approach to caring for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the etiology of disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  • Explain management considerations for disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  • Explain the importance of utilizing an interprofessional team to manage patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation.


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