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Lecture Overview

Pressure injuries are one of the most prevalent causes of preventable harm to older adults. This session discusses the causes, prevention, staging and management of pressure injuries, specific to the older patient.


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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.




19 Total Rating(s)

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09 Feb 2019

Very enjoyable and informative presentation, would be happy to recommend it to others. Would love to attend a two day presentation by This practitioner.

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Song Ye
05 Feb 2019

Great presentation.

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suzanne roslyn mason
02 Feb 2019

the speaker was very knowlegable

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Linda Newby
27 Jan 2019

Great presentation clear well expressed recommendations with scientific evidence available.

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Rhonda Tudman
24 Jan 2019

Excellent lecture. Very appropriate for my work envoirment. Very informative and useful information.

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Christina Kellick
23 Jan 2019

This was an excellent presentation,very clear and current

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Yina Mu
20 Jan 2019

Good resources

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Felicity Smith
15 Jan 2019

Very good. Felt there was a little gap in what was being said v the PowerPoint display we were seeing, but otherwise an excellent refresher.

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Travis Simms
12 Jan 2019

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Hilma Dillon
09 Jan 2019

Enjoyed subject