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Lecture Overview

Performing a basic neurological assessment is a cornerstone of nursing practice. However, have you considered lately how you would assess for the presence or absence of a haematoma as a result of a fall? This critical component should also form part of your neurological assessment - especially in older adults where falls are more injurious. Join Sue De Muelenaere for this back-to-basics reminder on how to perform a comprehensive neurological assessment, relevant to the older adult.


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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.




66 Total Rating(s)

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Nyaradzo Gibson
13 Mar 2019

Educator knowledgeable and engaging.

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Trang Doan Thi Vo
27 Feb 2019


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Zhimin Zhang
16 Feb 2019

Clearly state the neurological assessment after fall which happens quite often in the clinical area, especially in the aged care facilities. Easy to remember.

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Moira Munro
12 Feb 2019

Great refresher lecture

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Margaret Wubbels
26 Jan 2019

This was an interesting lecture.

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Susan Sinclair
26 Jan 2019

Interesting and well presented

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Marie-Therese Shields
30 Dec 2018

I enjoy the lectures as they are always relevant to my day to day practice and I can be shure the information is current and credible!!!

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Limor Weingarten
26 Dec 2018

Learnt a lot of new things to look for when doing a neuro assessment of someone who had a fall with a potential head/spine injury

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Luz Biasion
26 Jul 2018


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Theresa Diane Johnson
21 Jun 2018