Part 1: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Thomas G. DeLoughery, MD, FACP
Dr. DeLoughery is a professor of medicine, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR.
An 18-year-old man who drove his car off the road while texting his girlfriend is brought to the emergency department with multiple long bone fractures, a ruptured spleen, and a liver laceration. What steps should be taken to prevent the most common complication of massive transfusions in this patient?