Blood Components: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Paula Ruedebusch

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    00:01 So in a nutshell.

    00:03 Blood is composed of plasma which is mostly water and blood cells.

    00:07 These blood cells include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

    00:12 Red blood cells are generated in the bone marrow after stimulation by erythropoeitin from the kidneys.

    00:18 Hemoglobin is the iron-containing oxygen transport protein of red blood cells.

    00:23 There are different types of white blood cells including granulocytes which are basophils, eosinophils and neutrophils.

    00:30 Lymphocytes which are natural killer cells are B-cells and our T-cells, and monocytes which are eventually going to mature into macrophages.

    00:39 Platelets are responsible for maintaining the hemostasis of the body, and you need to be aware when you're drawing from a pediatric patient the safe volume and the site basedoin the child's age and weight.

    00:52 Thank you for watching this lecture on basics of blood.

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    The lecture Blood Components: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Paula Ruedebusch is from the course Blood Disorders – Pediatric Nursing.

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. In the bone marrow
    2. In the liver
    3. In the kidneys
    4. In the spleen
    1. Platelets
    2. White blood cells
    3. Plasma
    4. Albumin

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     Paula Ruedebusch

    Paula Ruedebusch

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