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Lecture Overview

Early detection of patient deterioration relies on the appropriate assessment and action by healthcare professionals. Sue de Muelenaere refreshes our knowledge of neurological assessment and aspects involved in this crucial assessment.


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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.



23 Total Rating(s)

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Elloise Fitzpatrick
22 Aug 2019

Great refresher with some valuable new information.

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Debra Diffey
21 Aug 2019

Very interesting and very important to all health care professionals.

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14 Aug 2019

Very informative and well presented session.

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Kaur Raswinder
09 Aug 2019

very well presented , engaging all. making sure everybody understands

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Kaitlin Skardon
05 Aug 2019

Great course, concise and informative. I particularly liked that it was under 30mins.

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Michelle (Michele) Pinci
04 Aug 2019

Easy to understand. Like that the powerpoint was also present but occasionally it obstructed what the educator was indicating. Really great education.

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Philippa marriott
01 Aug 2019

Great education reinforce learning

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Natalie Barnes
31 Jul 2019

Great explanation of neurological observations

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Anna Carter
30 Jul 2019

Good lecture

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Marie Donnabel Elopre
26 Jul 2019

Accurate assessment and acting early to prevent further neurological damage