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Cover image for lecture: The Clotting Cascade - Understanding Coagulation

Lecture Overview

Coagulation is a very complex process which under normal circumstances results in the blood clotting. How does this actually happen and why is it so important? This engaging session from Joanne Reading will help you to understand the series of events that are fundamental to the body's ability to clot.


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Joanne Reading Visit

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!


63 Total Rating(s)
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zhe meng
22 Sep 2019

Great lecture. Breaks down everything and makes it so simple to understand and memorize. Thank you.

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TaylorG TaylorG
22 Jul 2019

Very clear and easy to follow, reccommend to anyone who needs to refresh this topic or looking for clarification.

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Jade Dwyer
29 May 2019

Fantastic examples of different ways to remember facts.

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Ann Simpson
13 May 2019

Excellent lecture and well presented. I loved the learning tips and mathematical associations to help remember the order of the clotting factors in the clotting cascade pathways - genius! Engaging lecturer who is great at simplifying what is a complex cascade - well done!

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Terry Elisabeth Sylvester Irvine-Smeets
09 May 2019

excellent lecturer. very pleasant. good volumes. excellent ways of remembering a confusing cascade of numbers and words.

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Jacqueline Vohland
18 Apr 2019

Short video covering the clotting cascade. Broke it down into simple terminology. Gave ways to remember it. Primarily discussed the Intrinsic, Extrinsic and Common pathways and how it functions to form a clot. Briefly covered Anticoagulants and how they work.

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Anne F. Souter
08 Apr 2019

Very interesting way of trying to untangle the complexity of the Clotting Cascade. Explained the different stages, factors & significance of deficiencies in cascade factors.

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Laura Frazer
07 Apr 2019

A lot of information and great tips to remember the clotting cascade.

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Ruth Sommer
22 Mar 2019

A really interesting lecture with easy ways to help you remember the clotting cascade. Probably the only time I have ever reviewed this process and walks away feeling like I would remember it!

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Grainne Lowe
13 Mar 2019

This was a well presented resource. It provided me with an opportunity to revise my knowledge and pause to seek further clarification in other resources as I was making my way through the videl.