Cover image for lecture: Chronic Wounds: Overcoming Challenges

Lecture Overview

This session looks at the difficulties faced by older people once their skin has broken down and a chronic wound is established. It will discuss ways to manage the care of a person’s wound in difficult healing circumstances.


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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 <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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Gemma Kesby
24 Mar 2019

This resource was extremely relevant to anyone involved in wound care.

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Jacqueline Stephenson
01 Mar 2019

Excellent talk well worth watching

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Brydie Grossman
13 Feb 2019

Very informative and easy to follow

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Alison James
23 Jan 2019

New knowledge gained

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Kylie Lyon
08 Jan 2019

Great education

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Nicole Knight
08 Jan 2019

Great! Very informative and helpful

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Lydia Scotney
03 Jan 2019

Absolutely fantastic and engaging xx

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suzanne roslyn mason
02 Jan 2019

educator was rushed.

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Julie Martn
02 Jan 2019


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Chunling Yang
01 Jan 2019

I have't found commercial elements