Cover image for lecture: Four Electrolytes You Need to Know

Lecture Overview

There are four major electrolytes in the body that are essential to maintaining homeostasis. In particular, these four play an essential role in cardiac function. Join Sue de Muelenaere for a comprehensive refresher on electrolytes, and what can go wrong when they're out of balance.


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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.




102 Total Rating(s)

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Kathryn Miller
10 Mar 2019

Well presented revision of electrolyte and acid base balance and how these elements affect the various organs of the body

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Dianne Walsh
08 Mar 2019

Revising the 4 major electrolytes in the body that are essential to maintaining homeostasis and revising the implications of electrolyte imbalances and know how to manage these has built my confidence when reviewing my client. In my field of Drug and and Alcohol nursing we are often taking ECG's and looking at blood test results of clients who are often malnourished and may have multiple medical problems.

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Sonya Kewming
03 Mar 2019

Very knowledgeable presenter

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Kim cook
26 Feb 2019

Very informative article yet easy to understand

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Karen Behm
24 Feb 2019

One of the best learning opportunities I have found in ausmed online. Such a wonderful opportunity to recap and add new knowledge to what I learnt many years ago.

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Sharon Thompson
23 Feb 2019

Good presentation

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Anabelle Luansing
04 Feb 2019

Very informative

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Travis Simms
05 Jan 2019

Great presenter. Very concise. My only wish is that it was longer.

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16 Nov 2018

This topics was really interesting and very helpful. Thank you.

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Peter Thompson
17 Aug 2018