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Cover image for lecture: Four Electrolytes You Need to Know

Lecture Overview

There are four major electrolytes in the body that are essential to maintaining homeostasis. In particular, these four play an essential role in cardiac function. Join Sue de Muelenaere for a comprehensive refresher on electrolytes, and what can go wrong when they're out of balance.


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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


125 Total Rating(s)
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Craig Broomhall
19 Feb 2020

Excellent presentation from a knowledgeable lecturer.

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Mary Wright
21 Dec 2019

Great resource, very engaging speaker who explains things clearly

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Michelle Cole
01 Oct 2019

Presentation was excellent. very informative and easy to understand. First time I have heard someone explain the Action Potential in layman's terms.

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Chung Him Tong
23 Sep 2019

Very clear and instructive. I would recommend all nurses to undertake this course.

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Olga Wilson
14 Sep 2019

Fantastic basic overview of the these 4 electrolytes. Thank you

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Jenny Maclean
06 Aug 2019

This lecture gave me good general overview of essential electrolytes and the way the body uses them to function

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Elizabeth Handley
30 Jul 2019

Excellent lecture.

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Joanne Coopes
26 May 2019

An interesting lecture which clears some of the confusion when reading results

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Helen Hinton
23 May 2019

Informative activity well worth doing.

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Susan Quinnell
04 May 2019

Alot of good information, explained well.