Purdue HI150 Global Health Information & Human Anatomy

Purdue HI150 Global Health Information & Human Anatomy

Purdue HI150 Global Health Information & Human Anatomy

INSTRUCTIONS: Respond to all posts; response to classmates should be thoughtful and advance the discussion, response should make and/or frequent informed references to unit material or scientific literature, follow APA style if resources are used, 75 word minimum in response per post. Purdue HI150 Global Health Information & Human Anatomy.


HI150: Automation of Health Information


Hello All,

The system that I will be discussing in this post is my Dell Inspiron 17- 5748 with a 64 bit operating system and 4.00 GB of RAM. It features the Intel® Pentium® 3558U Processor @ 1.70GHz and a 17.3 FHD display touch screen. It Utilizes Windows 8.1 and has a 14 inch non backlit keyboard with the US layout. I have owned this laptop since 2015.

One of the cons of this computer are that its pretty bulky for a laptop due to the touch screen however because it is so big and bulky it is also sturdier. Also, the battery got fried early on into my ownership of it so for the last 3 years I have had to have it plugged into a power outlet for it to stay on. Additionally, I acquired some computer virus or such thing when I was working in a sales position that required me to download company software and ever since I have had a little dialog box that pops up, that reads ”BITDEFENDER THREAT SCANNER” which I just move to the bottom of the screen, almost completely out of my view. A little computer cleaning will take care of this. I will pay someone soon to do this for me.

Overall, I do love this computer. I like how the keyboards soft stoke sounds with a “high stability that barely flexes, and the quiet typing noise ensures silent working in small rooms”(Wimmer & Voight, 2014) I love the size of the touch screen as well and that I can split my screen to view apps and my desktop at the same time.

I use it mostly for school and personal projects. I do kind of want one that is a little more mobile since at my job as a restaurant manager we only have one laptop for four managers to use. I enjoy my Dell so much that I don’t think I’m going to upgrade until I get the battery replaced and the “bug” fixed on it, then I’ll see if I feel more comfortable hauling it back and forth to work.

~Andrea Martin~


Today I’m going to be discussing the computer that I use for my classwork. I use a Samsung Chromebook for getting homework done at work. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the software and specs of computers. I initially picked this laptop because it was smaller and light enough that I can take it to work and get things done while I’m on lunch break. The only weak point of the Chromebook is that I can’t download and use Microsoft Office in an outlying app. I have to use it on the internet with a separate window. The screen is the perfect size for what I need, and the RAM is 2GB, more than enough for what I’m using it for (Samsung Chromebook, n.d.). The screen is 11.6 inches and is small enough to allow me to take my laptop to and from work without issue.

~Cortney Gardner~


SC131: Human Anatomy and Physiology II


  1. Describe the different types of blood transfusions.

The 3 main kinds of blood transfusions are red blood cell, platelet, and plasma transfusions. These transfusions are used for different reasons. “Blood transfusions replace blood that is lost through surgery or injury or provide it if your body is not making blood properly. You may need a blood transfusion if you have anemia, sickle cell disease, a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, or cancer. For people in critical condition, blood transfusions can be lifesaving. (Blood Transfusion)”

  1. Have you donated blood? If so, describe your experience. If not, explain whether you would or would not donate blood and why.

I have only donated once, and that was back in high-school when they had a blood drive. It took quite a few pokes and a lot of digging, and once they started it took forever. They stated that my blood was clotting fast and was not filling the bag fast enough. By the end of it I was so dizzy and nauseous. I’ve always had a fear of needles but thought I would do something helpful and donate. Ever since that time I have not donated again.

  1. Consider what would happen if a blood mismatch occurs and a patient with type B blood receives a transfusion of type A blood.

If a person receives a blood transfusion with a blood type that is not compatible with their own, they can have serious side effects if it is not treated immediately. Mismatched blood transfusions can cause a hemolytic transfusion reaction. This reaction happens when the person receiving the blood immune system attacks and destroys the red blood cells that were given. This can lead to acute kidney failure, anemia, lung problems, shock, and even death.

(Gersten, Hemolytic transfusion reaction: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia)

  1. What is “Golden Blood” blood type and why is it so precious?

“one of the rarest blood types in the world is Rhnull, sometimes referred to as ‘golden blood’. People with this blood type have a complete absence of any of the Rh antigens.” (Berthold, 2018)

  1. Explain why those with type AB blood are considered “universal recipients” and those with type O blood are considered “universal donors”.


People with type AB blood are considered “universal recipients” due to the fact that they do not have anit-A or anti-B antibodies, meaning they have no antibodies that will attack antigens from donor blood. Making them able to receive blood from a donor with any blood type. People with type O blood are considered “universal donors” because they have neither A or B antigens on their RBCs and can donate blood to all 4 ABO blood types. While this is great for recipients its not the greatest for people with type O blood, because they can only receive blood from other donors with type O blood (Tortora & Derrickson, 2017).

~Allisin Merryman~


he most common types of blood transfusions include red blood cell, plasma, and platelet transfusions. Individuals who lack an appropriate amount of red blood cells benefit from red blood cell transfusions, seeing as it improves the amount of hemoglobin, iron, and oxygen present in the blood. Plasma transfusions are important to patients suffering from liver failure, severe infections, and significant burns. Plasma contains important proteins and substances that are pivotal for the health of those patients. Platelet transfusions are critical for those who deal with low platelet counts as a side effect of chemotherapy. Cancer patients rely on regular platelet transfusions to stay as health as possible.

I have donated blood many times in my life. In my opinion, it’s rewarding knowing that I have the ability to potentially help someone in need. I’ve never had a bad experience while donating, although I frequently feel nauseous afterwards. I know that it’s not uncommon to feel that way, so it doesn’t really raise an issue to me.

If a mismatch occurs during a blood transfusion, it could result in a hemolytic transfusion reaction in which the immune system attacks the foreign red blood cells. While most reactions occur during the transfusion or shortly after, it is possible to have a delayed reaction.

Golden blood, also referred to as Rh-null, lacks all 61 possible antigens of the Rh system. This blood type is considered precious because it can be accepted by anyone with a rare Rh blood type. Although on the other hand, it is dangerous to those who live with Rh-null blood since so few people share this blood type.

Those with AB positive blood are considered to be the universal recipients because their blood is compatible with any other type of blood. O negative blood types are the universal donor because they lack the antigens that would cause a reaction in people with other blood types.

~Ashlynn Lautzenheiser~