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Cover image for lecture: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

Lecture Overview

Simultaneous bleeding and clotting... Sounds hard to comprehend and manage. DIC is a critical state that requires a robust understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, as well as the clotting cascade. Join Jo Reading as she breaks down this complex topic so that you can better your understanding of what to look for and what to do in a patient who is experiencing DIC.


Portrait of Joanne Reading
Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42-bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called 'Blogging for your Noggin'. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process! See Educator Profile


42 Total Rating(s)
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Kathy Pettet
08 Mar 2020

Valuable learning, very well presented, a must for all health professional.

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Cara ann pugh
14 Feb 2020

Engaging and knowledgeable lecture. Made a complex condition easy to understand

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Jennifer OHara
03 Mar 2019

Joanne has presented this topic in a way that makes it easier to understand. She is great.

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Limor Weingarten
26 Dec 2018

The presenter is absolutely wonderful, but as this is not my usual field of work need to go back and listen again and probably find more resources on the topic

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Catherine Castor
27 Jun 2018

Joanne is great at simplifying complicated information

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Tina Stewart
30 May 2018

I enjoy listening to Joanne on bleeding and clotting. she breaks it down so you understand. Thankyou

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Devika Nandanimala
28 May 2018


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Edmond Thaw
27 May 2018

Good presentation

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Arleta Roszkowski
27 May 2018

Very interesting

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Charmain Hatch
24 May 2018

Helpful lecture.