Knowledge Check

True or false: a scoring system disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) should ideally be used to diagnose DIC.

a
True
b
False

True or false: a diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) requires the recognition of an underlying disorder known to cause DIC.

a
True
b
False

Sorting exercise

Drag and drop the cards with clinical parameters on the top to the appropriate bucket on the bottom.

D-dimers or FDPs
Prothrombin time (PT)
Haptoglobin
Factor VIII level
Left shift
aPTT
Platelet count
Fibrinogen
Part of DIC scoring system
Not part of DIC scoring system

True or false: heparin should never be used to treat disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

a
True
b
False

True or false: replacement therapy in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) – for example, cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma – should be given prophylactically to patients with DIC whether or not they are bleeding or at increased risk for bleeding.

a
True
b
False
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