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Cover image for lecture: Pressure Injuries, Immobility and Wheelchairs

Lecture Overview

Pressure injuries come in various stages and in multiple locations on the body, but most are preventable. Melinda Brooks explains how all healthcare workers can play a role in preventing the harm and cost associated with pressure injuries. This session will provide you with the relevant knowledge, as well as identify resources to assist you to continue to meet this essential standard of care.


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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 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


22 Total Rating(s)
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Philippa marriott
03 Dec 2019

Great education thanks

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Shiela Fuerzas Gallego
01 Dec 2019

This learning video is very useful in my workplace to make better assessments and interventions for my residents/patients. I will make sure to use my knowledge in preventing pressure injuries for aged people, appropriate wound management regimen and accurate evaluation.

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Dallas Campbell
01 Dec 2019

Well presented, informative and educational

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Harrison Land
30 Nov 2019

Very informative and to the point

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Estelle Maree Tucker
21 Nov 2019

Excellent speaker, well presented and very informative.

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David Mitchell
13 Nov 2019

Great lecturer, engaging and very well spoken, easy to follow. Information is relevant and interesting.

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Gladys Chelangat
07 Nov 2019

Awesome resource. Detailed

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Jennie Tighe
25 Oct 2019

Informative and relevant to my work, however i would have liked to be able to see what the audience was seeing on the slides.

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Jenny Ellis
21 Oct 2019

Excellent lecture,well presented,great reference links

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Gillian Pringle
19 Oct 2019

Very good, clear and informative. It is difficult at times to follow the flow as we do not get to see was it on the board behind the scene - would be better if that were possible