Melinda Brooks
28 May 2018

Infected Wound Assessment and Cleansing - An Update

Off the back of updated policy and position documents from international wound management bodies, Melinda Brooks has many updates to wound management that you need to know about. Learn about the updated terminology, management continuum, and evidence-based products that you can use to ensure infected wounds in your care are managed according to the latest guidelines.


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.


Valda Ruscoe17 Sep 2018
A great presenter

Jessica Bauer10 Sep 2018
Wound swabs need to be deep and on red tissue Clean a wound before swabbing it It will be painful Don’t use the same dressing for more than 2 weeks same with antibiotics

Wendy Boehringer10 Sep 2018
an excellent speaker

Tahlia McAvan28 Aug 2018
Was good

Frances Mead01 Aug 2018
Its always good to hear about updated wound care procedures.

Jayne andrea Postill15 Jul 2018
fantastic update for wound care.. well done, delivered superbly!

Kim Cogan15 Jul 2018
Very informative

Sally Hunter13 Jul 2018
Very informative & engaging

Joanne Kay11 Jul 2018
I found this very interesting, informative and well presented.

Kathryn morey11 Jul 2018

Jessica Sharpe10 Jul 2018
This was a really helpful and informative lecture, not too complicated but full of useful information.

Melissa Weatherley09 Jul 2018
I found this both engaging and informative.

Sharon Clear07 Jul 2018
Very helpful presentation with helpful information on updates to wound management. Would love to hear more from Melinda Brooks.

Leah Evans, RN06 Jul 2018
This video was well presented with new changes to information already in general use with new information on definitions that are up to date.

Chris Wilson04 Jul 2018
Great short course, concise and clear with up to date knowledge and ideas

Emma Vanstone04 Jul 2018
Very informative and easy to listen to.

Maree Wearne04 Jul 2018
Good simple update on wound assessment and management.

Eva Bodnar04 Jul 2018
Very informative and easy listening

Michael Howard04 Jul 2018
Very Informative

Candace Pederson04 Jul 2018
Very well presented

Colleen Laugesen04 Jul 2018
Well worth listening to

Colleen Laugesen04 Jul 2018
Excellent - lots of new information

Jessica M Forno03 Jul 2018
This video was very informative and the presenter spoken clearly and very engaging.

Emma Louise Willcox03 Jul 2018
Great lecture

Elizabeth Jane Abbott01 Jul 2018
Very good. Learnt so much, Would be good for our CCC and team leaders to see this too.

Iana Villacastin29 Jun 2018
very informative lecture!

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