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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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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.




54 Total Rating(s)

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rochelle mcbryde
24 May 2019

An interesting, slightly brief look at the complications that can occur post operatately and how to review. And use a team approach to stabilise

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Nairana Da Silva
23 May 2019

Great lecture and very informative. Like how the presentation was delivered through the use of a case study.

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Judy Berry
23 May 2019

Very good presentation. Valuable information.

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Ganga Ganga
23 May 2019

Very informative and simple to understand presentation.

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Eva Olsen
23 May 2019

Very clear and succinct, a must for quick reference

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Michelle Peacock
23 May 2019

Concise and very informative

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Pushpa Roy
22 May 2019

This was a good and simple lecture with lots of information

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Bryney Mack
22 May 2019

This was a great look at post operative complications.

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Maureen Boldiston
22 May 2019

Very informative and detailed. Very interesting to listen to.

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narelle windle
21 May 2019

An interesting discussion with similar signs and symptoms that can be a differential diagnosis