The purpose of this tutorial is to summarize the major functions of blood and its various components. This knowledge is important in understanding the normal process of hemostasis and the many changes that occur as a result of disease states or drug administration.
About the Author
Betty J. Ashdown worked as a Cardiovascular Clinical Education specialist for Philips Medical Systems for 6 years. She has over 28 years experience in Cardiac and Vascular Angiography and was a former clinical instructor in both the angiography program and cardiovascular technology program Norfolk, Virginia. She also was instrumental in developing both a Special Vascular Imaging program and a Computerized Tomography Program at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was the instructor of these programs for many years. Ms. Ashdown formerly conducted weekend seminars in both fields at various cities across the country. She has vast knowledge and experience in these fields and holds several credentials to her name, including (CV), (CT), and RCIS. She is a member of the A.S.R.T. and the A.V.I.R. and past president of the local technologist society (TDSRT). She has several articles published in the Cath Lab Digest as well as assisted with other important projects for the A.S.R.T. and the A.R.R.T.