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Lecture Overview

Off the back of updated policy and position documents from international wound management bodies, Melinda Brooks has many updates to wound management that you need to know about. Learn about the updated terminology, management continuum, and evidence-based products that you can use to ensure infected wounds in your care are managed according to the latest guidelines.


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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.




35 Total Rating(s)

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Zhimin Zhang
18 Mar 2019

Supportive in dressing for the infectious wound.

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rita Edbrooke
14 Feb 2019

Excellent update of wound management and product selection.

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Richelle Bond
02 Feb 2019

I found this very useful. Great lecture, very useful. I think perhaps there have been a few changes to what can & can’t be used on wound bed sites for example Peroxide.

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Ranjeeta Bhujel
21 Jan 2019

Very well presented.

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Raymond Tampus
17 Jan 2019

Very helpful

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Lorena Bestrin
09 Jan 2019

An informative session, concise and well presented.

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Meg Sage
29 Dec 2018

Excellent review of wound infection & assessment. Clear, well communicated information by presenter.

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Sheryl Gruhn
08 Dec 2018

Very good information provided in an easy to follow method

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Junhui Gu
17 Nov 2018

Great resource

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Jo-Liene bell
15 Oct 2018