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Cover image for lecture: Incontinence and Skin Basics (PCAs and AINs)

Lecture Overview

Many older adults often experience incontinence, which can impact the surrounding skin. Being able to care for an incontinent older adult appropriately also includes managing and preventing impact on the surrounding skin. (This session is intended for PCAs and AINs).


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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


45 Total Rating(s)
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Alejandro Ruiz
28 Mar 2020

This was a good refresher on how to take care of the skin.

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ronit tzabari
14 Mar 2020

very informative

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Vanessa Milne
12 Aug 2019

Well described by presenter and engaging

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Kerry Lowing
31 May 2019

Very well explained and informative.

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Jianxiang Li
31 May 2019


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Melinda Smith
31 May 2019

Engaging and well presented

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Marion Carter
25 May 2019

A relevant and thorough resource

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Geetha Rani Ammini
24 May 2019


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Janice kinsey
23 May 2019

Good revision.

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Heather Robertson
19 May 2019

A well presented education session with a knowledgeable presenter.