Neurological Injuries and Falls

36m of CPD
Sue de Muelenaere
07 December 2017

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.


Sue de Muelenaere


Sue de Muelenaere is a Registered Nurse with 15 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.


Luz Biasion26 Jul 2018

Theresa Diane Johnson21 Jun 2018

Trinh Nguyen31 May 2018

Lin Jiang29 May 2018

Mark James27 May 2018
Most engaging

Nicole bethell24 May 2018

Sandra Nowell23 May 2018
Excellent topic and presentation.

Bronwyn Wright22 May 2018
I liked the content, and the presenter was engaging.

Bronwyn Wright22 May 2018
Through presentation

Louise Morosi20 May 2018
A very detailed resource.

Michele shanahan13 May 2018
This was an very well presented topic with very interesting and pertinent content

Anna Medley11 May 2018
Very informative.

Kim Buckpitt10 May 2018
Good information

Janette Elliott10 May 2018
well covered

Sarah Ashby08 May 2018
Easy listening

Jennifer Margaret Polglase07 May 2018
This topic was well covered by the educator.

Sue Steckyj06 May 2018
Very informative lecture

Kushla Kennedy05 May 2018
Relevant and interesting.

Karen Gruber03 May 2018
Excellent presentation which will enhance my assessment of a patient who sustains a head injury from a fall.

Dorothy Bardoutsos03 May 2018
This lecture is so important for my practice

Sarah Moore27 Apr 2018
A good lecture

Kylie Bourne27 Apr 2018
very informative

Raewyn Head26 Apr 2018
very enjoyable and informative

Susan Mitchell26 Apr 2018
Very informative and engaging

Jenna He25 Apr 2018
A very informative presentation!

Chetna Sharma21 Apr 2018

jennifer Brown19 Apr 2018
The educator was very knowledgeable and was able to impart that knowledge in an easy to understand way.

Alice Josephine Iraia18 Apr 2018
great presentation

Alice Josephine Iraia18 Apr 2018
Very informative and good to go over again

Jacqueline stewart16 Apr 2018
Relevant information

Edmond Thaw15 Apr 2018

Lisa Perritt15 Apr 2018
Thanks for introducing the assessment tools for better diagnosis of the brain injured patient

Robbie LeNepveu12 Apr 2018
Excellent and memorable presentation.

Simon Elmaleh11 Apr 2018
An eye opener for sure, enjoyed this very much.

Maree Findlay11 Apr 2018
This was a perfect explanation of what needs to be taught with neurological assessments- well done.

Stephanie Wadham11 Apr 2018
Short but informative with good explanations of neurological assessments and symptoms.

Queen Elthan Tatad11 Apr 2018
very informative

polmar dayal06 Apr 2018
Very informative, clear & topic covered is relevant to my practice.

Agnes Asbury06 Apr 2018
Very good lecture and very informative.

Jyotsna Pradhan06 Apr 2018
Good learning material

Rhonda Briggs04 Apr 2018
Grest reinforcer for Aged Care Practice and the hgh risk area of falls.

Soumyamol Binesh04 Apr 2018
Very informative

Alison Fincaryk03 Apr 2018
The information session was very informative withing a short period of viewing time.

Dimitty Smart03 Apr 2018
Very easy to follow discussion

Marie Jackson01 Apr 2018
A better understanding of trauma that is caused when elderly have a fall

Lei Zhang31 Mar 2018
good presentation

Arlene Villegas30 Mar 2018
Bery informative for fall asessment

Troy King30 Mar 2018
Great presentation getting a better understanding of the older people and people with disabilities

Vicki files30 Mar 2018
Again easy to learn

Lesley Lepp30 Mar 2018

Edwina Harleyson29 Mar 2018
Good knowledge base and easy to understand

Maheshwar Thaker29 Mar 2018
This video helped me a lot to gain my knowledge of fall and its impact and assessment.

Michele Selby28 Mar 2018
topic was explained clearly.

Andreas Waltmann28 Mar 2018
Was very informative and interesting The educator clearly knows her stuff and I found it easy to understand

Elizabeth Claire Huppatz27 Mar 2018

Elizabeth Claire Huppatz27 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation

Eurah Apor26 Mar 2018
Clear and concise.

Ingrid van krevel26 Mar 2018
Excellent information and easy to follow.

Denise Appleby26 Mar 2018
Essential skill best kept mindful when interventions are required at impulse of incident.

Debra joy fletcher25 Mar 2018
Amazing detail and re confirmation of existing knowledge

Julie Doidge25 Mar 2018
Easy listening podcast

Mark Randy Arroyo25 Mar 2018
Good topic and very relevant

ANON KURIAN24 Mar 2018
the video helped me to reinforce my knoledge .very good

Ann Trebilcock24 Mar 2018
Very informative.

Melissa kendon23 Mar 2018
I enjoyed watching and learning new things.

Blue Stockmann23 Mar 2018
Outstanding- really relevant education.

Mathew Brindley21 Mar 2018
Great Insight ..

Jenna snell21 Mar 2018
Interesting and helpful presentation

Kim cook21 Mar 2018
a very interesting and useful guide

Lauren Marriott20 Mar 2018
Very relevant...the lecturer was engaging

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