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Lecture Overview

This session looks at the difficulties faced by older people once their skin has broken down and a chronic wound is established. It will discuss ways to manage the care of a person’s wound in difficult healing circumstances.


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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 'Wounds R Us' – 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


50 Total Rating(s)
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Dinarose Santos Bencio
30 May 2019

Very Good

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Michelle rolleston
30 May 2019

Excellent will revisit this lecture

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Bronwyn Hill
28 May 2019

Fantastic lecture.

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Andrea Easter
28 May 2019

Great presentation and informative.

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ruja Burma
23 May 2019


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Pamela Goodman
23 May 2019

This was a great resource for refreshing wound care practices.

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Pui Yee Mundy
22 May 2019

Great information

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Linda Gay Lewis
20 May 2019

interesting and informative.

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Katharine Hewison
16 May 2019

Excellent recap.

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Margaret Smith
09 May 2019

A very valuable resource for nurses regardless of our working environment. Extremely well presented.

CPD31m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  50
Published05 December 2018
Expires 23 July 2019
Wound Management
Chronic Illness
Aged Care
Integumentary and Skin
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