A Case Study Analysis for a Patient with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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Essay #: 061294
Total text length is 9,895 characters (approximately 6.8 pages).

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A Case Study Analysis for a Patient with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Introduction
The importance of utilizing critical thinking in nursing can be established and demonstrated with a complex, life-threatening case of a patient. The requirement also extends to quick thinking in nursing, when dealing with life threatening situations that happen quickly, especially when no prior history or particular risk factors are established in the patient. This paper will analyze a nursing case study of Margaret Helzinski, a 22 year-old female who is pregnant at 36 weeks gestation with one prior, successful, full-term pregnancy. The paper examines the resulting diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, which led to death of both the...
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.....r, it is clear that her death was due to an unknown, underlying disease that may have been prevented or reduced prior to the pregnancy or hospital admittance, that pathology will now need to diagnose, unfortunately too late for the patient and the patient’s family.
References
Armola, R.R. (2007). Monitor Patients for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Diagnostic Update. Retrieved from Nursing Critical Care 2007 Website at www.nursing2007criticalcare.com
Gilbert, E.S. (2010). Manual of High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery, 5th ed. St Louis: Mosby.
Levi, M. and ten Cate, H. (2005). Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. The New England Journal of Medicine. 341: 586-592. Retrieved July 1, 2010 at http://www.endo.gr/cgi/content/full/341/8/586