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Cover image for lecture: SEPSIS - When Time Matters!

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


151 Total Rating(s)
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Zhimin Zhang
05 Feb 2020

It reinforced the knowledge of the sepsis and correlated symptoms to observe developed in the different stages and the mechanism of the deterioration.

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Tania Krupka
02 Feb 2020

Excellent presentation immediately transferable to practice.

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Carole French
30 Jan 2020

Very informative and engaging lecturer

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Tracey J Thomson
29 Jan 2020

Excellent knowledge on sepsis. Very well presented and easy to understand.

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Erin Cloudsdale
29 Jan 2020

Brilliantly presented and informative, the systems involved are explained easily and the assessments actions and outcome were defined clearly and easy to implement

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Sue Payne
29 Jan 2020

I thought this resource is excellent. Sue does a wonderful job or explaining physiological changes and it makes sense

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kian kian
27 Jan 2020

Brief, to the point and beneficial

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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.