Test Question.......

  1. Is the drug cryoprecipitate used in patients with DIC to aid in clotting??? or is it packed RBC???
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CEN35
    well i don't know about the cryoprecipitate? i have only seen dic once, and they used heparin to prevent the remainder of the platlets and cells from clotting

  4. by   ageless
    Cryoprecipitated antihemophilic factor, or cryoprecipitate, is prepared from a unit of FFP. It is the cold-insoluble white precipitate that forms when a bag of FFP is thawed at roughly 33 to 42 degrees Farenheit. Because cryoprecipitate does not contain Factor V, it should not be the sole replacement therapy for disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), which is almost always associated with a variety of factor deficiencies and thrombocytopenia. Fresh frozen plasma also needs to be administered along with platelet concentrates in those settings where a coagulopathy secondary to DIC is likely occurring.
  5. by   CIY629
    usually cryo is used for hemophillacs, because it contains factor V111. Cryo also contains fibrinogen. FFP would be a better choice since it contains all the factors except for platelets and it also contains antithrombin.
  6. by   Nittlebug
    I have seen DIC a couple of times, and if I remember right we gave a unit of PRBC and FFP both times. Never used cryo