Postoperative Complications

CPD
28m
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Lecture Overview

In this lecture, your presenter, Sue de Muelenaere takes you through a case study of a person post-operatively. Three possible reasons for the patient's deterioration will be explored to determine if the patient is bleeding, has a pulmonary embolism or has atelectasis.

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Portrait of Sue de Muelenaere
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

Details
CPD28m of CPD
First Published16 May 2019
Updated16 May 2019
Expires
23 August 2019
Topics
Surgical
Perioperative Nursing
Perianaesthesia Nursing
Cardiovascular
Respiratory
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