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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

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 La Trobe 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.



4 Total Rating(s)

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Felix Eistrup Santos
16 Aug 2019

Really enjoyed the explanation of the infection stages and correlating dressings.

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Mandy Stambe
12 Aug 2019

Great module