Anatomy of the Blood and Immune System (Nursing)
Anatomy of the Blood and Immune System (Nursing)

Anatomy of the Blood and Immune System (Nursing)

by Darren Salmi, MD, MS
The blood and immune system are critical components of the human body, responsible for maintaining overall health and wellbeing. The blood is composed of various cells and plasma, which work together to transport oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, as well as remove waste products.

The immune system, on the other hand, is responsible for protecting the body against harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It does this through a complex network of cells and tissues, including white blood cells, lymph nodes, and the spleen.

For nurses, understanding the anatomy of the blood and immune system is essential for providing effective patient care. They must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of various blood disorders and autoimmune diseases, as well as administer treatments such as blood transfusions and immunosuppressants. Nurses also play a crucial role in educating patients about the importance of maintaining a healthy immune system through proper nutrition, exercise, and hygiene practices.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:32 h
  • Quiz questions 19
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Anatomy of the Blood and Immune System (Nursing)

 Darren Salmi, MD, MS

Darren Salmi, MD, MS

Dr. Salmi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Surgery at Stanford University.

He obtained his M.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2005 and his M.D. from U.C. Davis in 2010. Dr. Salmi completed his Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Stanford University. He is specifically interested in autopsy and cardiovascular pathology. Due to his outstanding lecture style, he has received numerous awards for excellence in preclinical teaching.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Salmi teaches Anatomy for medical and nursing students.

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Thank you!! This is amazing
By Elizabeth G. on 30. October 2023 for Anatomy of the Spleen (Nursing)

This was super helpful! Made everything so easy to follow and understand.