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Lecture Overview

Assessment of an older adult’s skin integrity is of the utmost importance in preventing skin breakdown. Starting with a review of what occurs to skin integrity across the lifespan, this session will bring you up to speed on how skin structure and function changes in older adults and how to perform and document a skin integrity assessment.


Portrait of Melinda Brooks
Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks has worked in wound management for more than 20 years in a variety of settings from the Victorian Adult Burns Unit, to community nursing, to research and lecturing in wound care at both Monash and Latrobe Universities. Melinda works in private practice as a Nurse Practitioner in wound management, following her endorsement in 2013. Her work is mainly in aged care and the community, providing consultancy and education. In 2016, Melinda and two colleagues began <em>Wounds R Us</em> – a collaboration which provides wound management education to clinicians around Melbourne. Melinda has presented at many state and national conferences and thrives on teaching others about the importance of holistic wound management. Melinda is currently a member of the Wounds Australia Education Pillar and committee member of the Wounds Australia national conference 2018.




22 Total Rating(s)

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Leanne Whyte
20 Mar 2019

Good basic knowledge.

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Ricardo Javier
18 Mar 2019

it's a very informative presentation well done!!!

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nisha gohil
14 Mar 2019

This topic is well covered & gives advance knowledge related to Skin Integrity.

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Julie Grosse
13 Mar 2019

It was a simply addressed lecture highly practical and presented by someone with practical knowledge.

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Orana Wunder
12 Mar 2019

easy learning for a quick summary

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Carly Michelle Smith
05 Mar 2019

Good, informative

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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
02 Mar 2019

Valuable resource recap of existing knowledge , up to date treatment worthwhile session .

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Nicole Frost
01 Mar 2019

Informative presentation with important practices and procedures explained

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Jane Wilson
28 Feb 2019

extremely informative lecture, showing how different practices have changed giving food for thought

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Trevor Lowe
27 Feb 2019

Nice simple information presented in a useable manner. I like how the presenter draws from her experience. It would be nice in this type of learning if the presenter repeated a question or comment (it came up on the screen once or twice) as the viewer doesn't know what is being addressed or answered.