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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 'ABCDEF' as a tool to provide patients with an essential physical 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. See Educator Profile


65 Total Rating(s)
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Donna Lee Apelu
08 Jan 2020

Great speaker. Obviously this presenter has vast clinical experience and teaches with clarity and is very engaging.

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Suzette Klein
08 Jan 2020

What an absolutely amazing educator, so knowledgeable, this makes her lectures so engaging, interesting and easy to understand. Thank you .

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Louisa Christie
04 Jan 2020

Added to my knowledge . will be a useful tool in assessing my patients

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Karen Saunders
02 Jan 2020

Well presented, knowledgeable presenter

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Mary Wright
21 Dec 2019

great resource

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bronwyn ann beecroft
20 Dec 2019


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Tracy Dennis
17 Dec 2019

Excellent presentation. Good for refreshing skills.

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Lauren Marriott
26 Nov 2019

Very engaging presenter

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Lekshmi Suresh Kumar
19 Nov 2019

The presenter explained the content in very simple terms. Extremely useful for everyday practice!

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Neil Neil
19 Nov 2019

Good overview