The Trauma of Sepsis

23m of CPD
Sue de Muelenaere
07 December 2017

Sepsis is a subject often explored in education, however, are you aware of the impact that this critical condition can have on an older person? Using a case study, apply your knowledge and experience to understand what increases older adult's risk factors for sepsis, and what we as health professionals can do to prevent it occurring in the first place.


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.


Lisa Morrison08 Oct 2018
short and informative.

Tupou Makasini22 May 2018

Emmeline Mowbray22 May 2018
You can never have too much education on sepsis. Great CPD topic

Arleta Roszkowski22 May 2018

Sharon Whittaker16 May 2018
the educator was engaging

Susan K March15 May 2018

Jacqueline Whiteway14 May 2018
For such an interesting topic, more enthusiasm and engagement.

Jane McGrath12 May 2018
Very interesting.

Jane Guerin11 May 2018
Concise, easy to follow and logical lecture

Jo Harding03 May 2018
A sound general exploration of sepsis, as a critical care nurse we delve deeper but I like the pitch at the general level it should be helpful as an overview. Applying the knowledge to common-sense practice may assist nurses in preventing sepsis through their practice.

jennifer Brown28 Apr 2018
Sue de Muelenaere gives a very engaging lecture on sepsis. You can't help coming away from watching this lecture without thinking of more ways to protect your patients from harm.

Alysha Hack24 Apr 2018
Excellent summary

Marie-Therese Shields23 Apr 2018
Excellent and clearly presented information

Devika Nandanimala19 Apr 2018
Well explained

Trisha Eisenhuth19 Apr 2018
Engaging and knowledgeable lecturer.

Wendy Boehringer19 Apr 2018
She is excellent

Kelly Turner15 Apr 2018
Very helpful

Oliver Fittock15 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation.

Sarah Moore14 Apr 2018
Well presented and factual lecture. Very knowledgeable

Rhonda Briggs10 Apr 2018
Good resource review lecture

Andreas Waltmann09 Apr 2018
It was clearly presented and very informative

Marie Jackson09 Apr 2018
Another informative lecture

Agnes Asbury09 Apr 2018
Very good

Jennifer Francis08 Apr 2018
This was great reinforcement of my knowledge, and the new sofa sheet excellent to learn about, as even though I didn't know about it, those 3 things were what I picked up in my sepsis patient and alerted me to his condition

Jennifer Margaret Polglase06 Apr 2018
I thought the information was delivered very clearly and concisely by this educator.

Jessie lauria04 Apr 2018
Good tool to help assess possibility of sepsis

Peta Michelle Meek04 Apr 2018
The speaker did a great job at explaining sepsis

Karen Saunders04 Apr 2018
Very well explained and easy to absorb. This presenter knows how to engage her audience.

Soumyamol Binesh04 Apr 2018

Glenda Saliba01 Apr 2018
This lecture was very informative and will be very helpful in my care of my patients.

Jenna He31 Mar 2018
The eLearning recalled my experience of requesting clinica review for a patient who had the symptoms of sepsis.

Deborah Truskett31 Mar 2018
The educator had an excellent base knowledge in sepsis

alisdair alisdair28 Mar 2018

Diana Idowu27 Mar 2018
This section have provided me with more knowledge and understanding of sepsis, well done sue.

Jayne andrea Postill27 Mar 2018
I would recommend the education for sepsis , but i will in future take notes and find more out because this a simplified explanation

Eurah Apor27 Mar 2018
Very informative.

Rhonda Graham25 Mar 2018
Good subject to discuss.

Michele Selby24 Mar 2018
Informative and very relevant for aged care.

Adam Whitemore23 Mar 2018
a very useful basic coverage of sepsis

Tracy Halliburton22 Mar 2018
Engaging and simple technique to employ in my daily work practices to be more alert for sepsis developing.

Stewart morris21 Mar 2018

Wadzana Nollie HWATA21 Mar 2018
Great information .i can apply this during my practice

Kim cook21 Mar 2018
a very basic and informative explanation of sepsis

Claire banaghan20 Mar 2018
Very helpful and engaging

Rachel Bryant18 Mar 2018
Very good

Sonya Cox18 Mar 2018
Reinforcing knowledge

Barbara Benstead17 Mar 2018
Educator was very engaging and discussed the topic on sepsis with ease. The educator gave the viewer time for reflection of their own knowledge through out discussion.

Kerry Lowing16 Mar 2018
Great content and easy to follow, reiterating points right through to completion. We all need reminding of specific points caring for our patients.

Kerry Lowing16 Mar 2018
Excellent lecture reiterating all aspects of diagnosing sepsis.

Breeanna Harris16 Mar 2018
A good lecture to outline the basic knowledge around infection and sepsis needed in everyday nursing.

Mandeep kaur15 Mar 2018
Presented very well

Jenny Goldsmith14 Mar 2018
engaging and informative, very clear presentation

Jyotsna Pradhan14 Mar 2018
Precise and informative

Jacqueline Curran09 Mar 2018
A good overview of sepsis and prevention.

Margaret Parish09 Mar 2018
A great resource and very well explained. Enjoyed immensely

Margaret Parish09 Mar 2018
Very interesting lecture. Unaware of some of the issues. Great learning tool

Catherine Foley08 Mar 2018
The learning reminded me how vulnerable the elderly are to sepsis and signs and symptoms can be different than in young people ie: rise in temperature.

Jacqueline Nicole van Driel06 Mar 2018
Easy to understand, the educator was engaging and I particularly liked the quick sofa score which can easily be instituted at a patients bedside if sepsis is suspected.

Josephine O'Dwyer06 Mar 2018
Clear delivery of the learning material

Maree Findlay05 Mar 2018
Great learning tool.

Moira Munro05 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation

Lorna Hall05 Mar 2018
I found this education factual concise and informative. I feel it would benefit all nurses in their practice to listen to this seminar.

Pietryna Duch05 Mar 2018
Clear logical explanation of when infection leads to sepsis and assessment of older patients who are at greater risk of sepsis.

Nicholas Stewart Cleave03 Mar 2018
Excellent, clear information on infection vs sepsis.

Dianne Williams03 Mar 2018
Very good lecture and well presented

Gillian Hoskins03 Mar 2018
Very clear and engaging

Gillian Hoskins03 Mar 2018
A clear and strong lecturer very careful to instruct the differences between sepsis and infection

Hemaltha piyaratna02 Mar 2018
This is a great VLA. Would recommend to anyone.

Libby byrnes02 Mar 2018
This resource was very informative and engaging.

Patricia wilson01 Mar 2018
A very good starting point in understanding sepsis, delivered simply with repetition to reinforce learning.

Susan Mitchell01 Mar 2018
Very clear and to the point. Very good refresher for understanding sepsis.

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