Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is not a disease but an abnormal syndrome that is always secondary to another process. Because its symptomatology is varied and subtle, frequent assessments of body systems must be conducted. This article and its plan of care are designed to assist the nurse in the effective management of the DIC patient.
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LM Young; DIC: the insidious killer. Crit Care Nurse 1 November 1990; 10 (10): 26–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1918.104.22.168
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