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Lecture Overview

Performing a basic neurological assessment is a cornerstone of nursing practice. However, have you considered lately how you would assess for the presence or absence of a haematoma as a result of a fall? This critical component should also form part of your neurological assessment - especially in older adults where falls are more injurious. Join Sue De Muelenaere for this back-to-basics reminder on how to perform a comprehensive neurological assessment, relevant to the older adult.


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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


99 Total Rating(s)
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Isabella Udovicic
27 Mar 2020

Fantastic presentation relevant to current clinical practice. Very knowledgeable. Thanks!

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Julie Ann Marshall
29 Jan 2020

I really enjoyed this presentation.

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Gonda van Baarsen
01 Jul 2019

awesome lecture

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Claire Ammellino
14 Jun 2019

Well delivered teaching

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Pearl Hampshire
13 Jun 2019


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Jenny Turton
12 Jun 2019

Excellent thank you

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Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge
31 May 2019

Good lecture!

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Judith Evelyn Hayes
24 May 2019

The presentation was concise and easily understood.

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Kristine Webster-Lawson
18 May 2019

Great knowledge

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Heather Mcinnes
06 May 2019

This was great. Not only for falls in a hospital setting but out in the community. It educated me on a fuller assessment of the patient post fall and getting the speediest assistance for them. Also learning about the different traumas to the head and some are immediate but some injuries can take days to show the full damage.