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Lecture Overview

Performing a basic neurological assessment is a cornerstone of nursing practice. However, have you considered lately how you would assess for the presence or absence of a haematoma as a result of a fall? This critical component should also form part of your neurological assessment - especially in older adults where falls are more injurious. Join Sue De Muelenaere for this back-to-basics reminder on how to perform a comprehensive neurological assessment, relevant to the older adult.


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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.




80 Total Rating(s)

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Karen Willis
16 Apr 2019

This resource was to the point, very well presented and easy to listen to.

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Zoe Robins
15 Apr 2019


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Kenshi Teramoto
13 Apr 2019

Good quality resource. Very helpful.

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Sapana Shrestha
09 Apr 2019


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Jenny Ellis
08 Apr 2019

I love this presenters style of educating .A short but relevant update and review of key information.Every RN should access this lecture annually to recap and stay familiar with this information

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Peter O'Connor
07 Apr 2019


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Louise Hogan
02 Apr 2019

Very good. Always good to revisit the basics. Focuses practice.

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Imelda Imelda
31 Mar 2019

it reinforced knowledge that already learned

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Leonie Macpherson
28 Mar 2019

Good General resource

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Karen Matthews
28 Mar 2019

This reinforced what i knew with some new information as well. The speaker was very good amd knowledgeable