DIC: An Introduction
This Free Veterinary CPD Podcast is produced by Veterinary Journal Club. ECC specialist Dr. Bobbi Conner gives an introduction to disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC) aimed at students and those who need a refresher.
What exactly is DIC and and why does it have such a poor prognosis? Dr Bobbi Conner talks through the steps that lead to DIC and the haematological consequences of it.
What kind of patients should we be concerned about DIC developing in? And what options to we have to manage these cases once DIC is suspected? Dr Connor discusses managing blood loss and the use of heparin in critical care patients with DIC.