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

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.



24 Total Rating(s)

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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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jude desjardines
18 Aug 2019

smart lecturer with abundant knowledge

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Helen Scott
15 Aug 2019

Presenter was clear and concise. Easy to understand. Not possible to see whiteboard was disappointing and would have added to learning .

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kim clinen
15 Aug 2019

Clear, concise and easy to understand with background knowledge

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Leone Filo
08 Aug 2019

The content was relevant and the lecturer was clear concise knowledgeable and explained everything very well reflecting it back to practical patient care.

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Ellen Putland
08 Aug 2019

This was great for my personal reflection on how I deliver difficult subject material in a simple manner

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Susanne Savona
31 Jul 2019

This complicated topic was simply explained by the presenter to make it very easy to understand.

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Mark Wyer
23 Jul 2019

It was Ok, the whiteboard wasn't always visible and the presenters voice dropped out occasionally

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Caitilin McTaggart
22 Jul 2019

Very good explanation of a complicated topic.

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Carmen de Rooze
13 Jul 2019

Easy to follow information regarding the basics of acid / base shifts in the body.