What does your lounge room couch have to do with the critical state of sepsis? Join Sue de Muelenaere for this frank and easy-to-understand overview of sepsis, and learn how your sofa can help you recognise the early symptoms of deterioration in a patient with sepsis. Ask yourself: would you be able to stop the infection before it progresses to sepsis?
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.