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Lecture Overview

What does your lounge room couch have to do with the critical state of sepsis? Join Sue de Muelenaere for this frank and easy-to-understand overview of sepsis, and learn how your sofa can help you recognise the early symptoms of deterioration in a patient with sepsis. Ask yourself: would you be able to stop the infection before it progresses to sepsis?


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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. See Educator Profile


141 Total Rating(s)
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Emma Finlayson
18 Sep 2019

this was very beneficial

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Julie Elphinstone
15 Aug 2019

Current knowledge delivered in an engaging manner on the hot topics that matter in 2019 on the floor. Well done!

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Dianne Chand
05 Aug 2019

This was a good educational video with clear direction from a teaching point of view. My only small criticism would be that a few of the slides need to be on the screen for longer. Otherwise a good teaching video on a very important subject.

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Amanda Levick
19 Jun 2019

Great up to date resource on early recognition of sepsis.

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Cait Codyre
02 Jun 2019

Very interesting subject, delivered well by a knowledgeable lecturer

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Susan Cummings
29 May 2019

Very easy to follow, very practical information and will definitely be able to implement it

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Jade Dwyer
28 May 2019

Good source of information

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Suzanna Potter
22 May 2019

Well presented, very easy to understand and clearly explains recognition of sepsis.

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Tanya Charleson
15 May 2019

I have found this extremely interesting and beneficial

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Esther Webster
13 May 2019

excellent resource and very useful for my workplace