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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.




57 Total Rating(s)

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Jennylyn Calacsan
21 May 2019

Very excellent presentation!

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Olivia Collins
19 May 2019

This educator was engaging, asked the audience plenty of questions and provided examples of situations in order to help you understand the information being explained.

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Greg Holdsworth
17 May 2019

Thi vla was well presented for valuable knowledge.

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Ann Simpson
14 May 2019

Excellent informative and interesting lecture by an experienced and passionate practitioner. Good refresher on patient cares as well as dressing types and applications.

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Yvonne Memmler
14 May 2019

Excellent coverage of the topic.

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Abdulsamir Abdulhakim Sheikh
12 May 2019

excellent work

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Michael Leahy
11 May 2019

The matertial was accurate and informative with reference to used dressing that occur in most facilities.

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Shinu alex
07 May 2019

This study was very helpful to understand about different stages of pressure wound. Also about different types of dressings.

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02 May 2019

Its a very good refresher.

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Rui Shi
25 Apr 2019