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Cover image for lecture: Shifting the pH: Acid-Base Balance

Lecture Overview

Normal cellular function depends on a normal acid-base balance. Imbalances can cause cellular damage and organ failure. In this lecture, Sue de Muelenaere explains how to interpret a blood gas analysis (ABG) step by step, with easy-to-follow examples for viewers to work through.


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Sue de Muelenaere Visit

Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse educator. Sue completed a five-year bachelor of nursing degree in South Africa, which included training in psychiatric and community nursing and midwifery. Since then, Sue has worked extensively in the intensive care environment, during which she has presented various courses, including an honour’s degree, a diploma in intensive care, and various short cardiac and ECG courses. Sue also holds an honour’s degree in advanced nursing science (intensive care nursing) and diplomas in nursing education and nursing administration. She was the education manager in a specialised heart hospital where she was responsible for the education of all hospital staff, including non-nursing staff members. Sue is passionate about teaching. She maintains a special interest in all aspects of nursing the critically-ill patient.


34 Total Rating(s)
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18 Oct 2019

A timely reminder of the fundamentals

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Teagan Ryatt
16 Oct 2019

Really great lecture; broken down well and explained in an easy to understand method. The practice questions really help reinforce learning.

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Jenna He
15 Oct 2019

Thank you for the teaching!

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Dylan Jenkins
01 Oct 2019

Really good, easy to understand and the use of practical examples really helped.

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Cheryl Van Den Nieuwenhuizen
18 Sep 2019

The education session was delivered well and at a pace that gave time to absorb and understand

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Rhian Meredith
13 Sep 2019

Fantastic lecturer, great at explaining. Very engaging video.

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Leonie Weiss
11 Sep 2019

really enjoyed this education session and the lecturer has an excellent way of teaching.

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Lynette Felix
01 Sep 2019

Wow, once again excellent presentation , clear and easy to understand if having worked in intensive care units.

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Catherine Papadopoulos
23 Aug 2019

Great easy to understand presentation

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Christine Gill
18 Aug 2019

I will be able to make a decision for my resident in a more timely manner palrticularly if the resident is hyperventilatin chech PH

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Total Rating(s)  34
Published11 July 2019
Expires20 March 2021
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