Credits : 1
This self-read lecture covers the composition of blood and its circulatory pathway. Included in this module is a brief overview of the hearts role in the circulation of blood; a review of the major components of blood and the primary function of blood in relation to the rest of the body. Additionally, we will cover the two blood classification systems, review hemostasis and clot formation and differentiate between a type and crossmatch versus a type and screen. The lecture will conclude with a review of the labeling of blood components and a brief overview of transfusion reactions and clinical errors associated with blood transfusions.