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.

Fibrinogen
D-dimers or FDPs
Platelet count
Factor VIII level
Haptoglobin
Prothrombin time (PT)
aPTT
Left shift
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