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Lecture Overview

Surgical site infections are costly to our patients yet are preventable. In this essential lecture, Melinda Brooks explains the facts, risks and prevention strategies healthcare professionals can utilise to ensure the best patient outcomes.


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Melinda Brooks Visit

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.


29 Total Rating(s)
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Kels Smith
11 Oct 2019

Interesting and clear

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Aaron James
10 Oct 2019

Great lecture

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jane prezma
06 Oct 2019

Clear and very informative

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Zhaoxia Zhu
03 Oct 2019

Excellent wound care lecture, easy to understand, and apply the knowledge to practice.

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Kriebel felicja
25 Sep 2019

Very interesting and useful information .

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Patricia Schwager
10 Sep 2019

Good resource - covers a lot of material but identifies areas for prevention of sSI's

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Robyn Smith
10 Sep 2019

This was informative and has given me some further resources to investigate and read to enhance further learning.

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Michelle (Michele) Pinci
02 Sep 2019

Great talk. Would love to hear more reviews on those products out there.

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Olivia Scott
23 Aug 2019

Very relevant to my line of work

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mary susan delos reyes
23 Aug 2019

very well presented