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Lecture Overview

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.


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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.




67 Total Rating(s)

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Catherine Harding
25 Feb 2019

I was not aware of the SOFA score. I have gained important information. Reinforcement of infection controll and the basis of good hygiene is the washing of hands.

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Claire Parry
21 Feb 2019

Fab speaker

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Vimbai Chocho
18 Feb 2019

Easy to follow and well articulated.

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Alison Maddison
15 Feb 2019

I found this presentation informative

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Jennifer OHara
13 Feb 2019

An excellent presentation.

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Margaret Wubbels
30 Jan 2019

This was a very interesting lecture! Has made me thoughtful of the older patient and differences in signs and symptoms from younger patients.

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Melissa Gains
26 Nov 2018

The speaker was very easy to follow and had very good straight forward information.

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Lisa Morrison
08 Oct 2018

short and informative.

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Tupou Makasini
22 May 2018


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Emmeline Mowbray
22 May 2018

You can never have too much education on sepsis. Great CPD topic