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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.


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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 'Wounds R Us' – a collaboration that 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. See Educator Profile


77 Total Rating(s)
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Jianxiang Li
31 May 2019

very good

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Susanne Turner
30 May 2019

Very informed presentation

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Catherine Wilkes
30 May 2019

A very good resource reviewing the anatomy of the skin. Trouble shooting complications of the skin and looking at the best practice in maintaining good skin assessment and care.

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Patricia Passaris
28 May 2019

fantastic presentation...very thorough and interesting.

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Wilma Barnes
27 May 2019

Very informative

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Alarna Marie Young
26 May 2019

Great video on assessing skin especially for people who work in aged care.

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Emily Kaye Price
25 May 2019

Good review of foundations to provide confident reasoning in decision making and advocation.l

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Karen Kemp
20 May 2019

Great knowledge base from the lecturer. Good information.

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Elaine Kaegi
20 May 2019

A great topic and good revision on skin integrity, easily overlooked on busy wards. I like the new term IAD - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis, not to be confused with cellulitis.

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Sandie Murphy
19 May 2019

Very informative with a good lecturing style.

CPD29m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  77
Published20 February 2019
Expires 23 July 2019
Wound Management
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Integumentary and Skin
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