Patient Encounter 1 Part 1 DIC

A 48-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit with sepsis and hemodynamic instability. Three days earlier, the patient had undergone an abdominal surgery. After the IV line was placed, the patient's nurse notified the medical team of blood oozing from the IV lines, abdominal drains, and nasogastric tube.

What information is suggestive of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

What additional information do you need to create a treatment plan for this patient?

What is the most important intervention at this time?

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