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Cover image for lecture: Pressure Injuries, Immobility and Wheelchairs

Lecture Overview

Pressure injuries come in various stages and in multiple locations on the body, but most are preventable. Melinda Brooks explains how all healthcare workers can play a role in preventing the harm and cost associated with pressure injuries. This session will provide you with the relevant knowledge, as well as identify resources to assist you to continue to meet this essential standard of care.

Educators

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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

Reviews

4.8
37 Total Rating(s)
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Danielle Maxwell
22 Feb 2020

Good resource

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Jayne Cvetanoski
06 Feb 2020

Excellent lecture. It was good to hear the teachers own experiences with this topic. Good to know where we can base our minimal level of care, and how we can prevent harm and cost associated with pressure injuries.

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Jayne Cvetanoski
06 Feb 2020

Excellent lecture. It was good to hear the lecturers own experiences.

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Emily Kaye Price
05 Feb 2020

Good overview of new and prior knowledge.

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Jennifer Garner
01 Feb 2020

I found this very helpful, it was a shame we cant see every detail the lecturer had up on her board, but nevertheless it was detailed in her explanation.

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Jacqueline Heron
01 Feb 2020

Excellent reinforcement of pressure area assessment and maintenance.

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Abbey Malcolm
01 Feb 2020

The lecture was excellent. I found the speaker was very engaging and was very informative. I found it very helpful that she spoke about her own experiences.

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nichola davison
26 Jan 2020

I found the speaker engaging and content was well presented. Would love to have had a view the slides that were presented regarding products equipment and other resources.

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Madeline wileman
22 Jan 2020

Content was very thorough and educational. I would of liked to of been able to see what was on the board she was referring to. However, over all I found to be enjoyable.

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Donna Lee Apelu
21 Dec 2019

The presenter clearly has extensive experience in this area. Practical and specialised knowledge gained.