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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


50 Total Rating(s)
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Loris Muir
21 Oct 2019

very good

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Tracey Taylor
23 Sep 2019

Very informative in an easy to follow and understand lecture

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Melissa van den Bout
12 Sep 2019

Brilliant . After completing Diploma of Nursing and realising the class had become experts in using phones to photograph page after page of theory that instructor had read word for word off screen , our complete lack of clinical hands on training meant nobody had grasped the basics of physical assessment. This connect the dots information is vital to competent practice. Kingswood TAFE take note .

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Marija Furtula
10 Sep 2019

Nice way to refresh our knowledge of fundamental nursing skills.

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Marija Furtula
10 Sep 2019

Nice way to refresh our knowledge of fundamental nursing skills.

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Mandeep kaur Jhajj
09 Sep 2019

great knowledge...

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Cassandra Lynch
05 Sep 2019

Great refresher, presented very well, easy to understand

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Cally Berryman
04 Sep 2019

The presenter was excellent

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Anne Lenert
20 Aug 2019

Excellent presentation. Unfortunately, the sound quality was not always very good, which was a distraction and made it difficult to follow at times.

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Jenny Penny
16 Aug 2019

The presenter is very knowledgable. Unfortunately the video keeps pausing and also the sound keeps drifting in and out. She explains the concepts simply which are easily understood.

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Total Rating(s)  50
Published04 July 2019
Expires04 July 2020
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