Carol Rauen, rn, ms, ccns, ccrn, pccn, cen, rn-bc, the department editor, is an independent clinical nurse specialist in The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Carol welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at rauen.carol104@gmail.com.

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Tricia Pifer, rn, cns, msn, ccrn, critical care clinical nurse specialist at Sutter Roseville Medical Center Sacramento, California, contributed the CCRN questions.

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Heather Dietzler, rn, msn, cne, a clinical nurse educator for Ministry Health Care in Marshfield, Wisconsin, contributed the CMC questions.

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a secondary complication of various conditions such as sepsis, trauma, or malignancy. Sepsis is the most common cause of...

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