Lecture Overview


Pressure injuries are one of the most prevalent causes of preventable harm to older adults. This session discusses the causes, prevention, staging and management of pressure injuries, specific to the older patient.


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.




4 Total Rating(s)

Speaker excellent. New updated information. Concise and really enjoyed

Gabrielle Gentizon
11 Dec 2018

A very good update and review and kept simple enough to understand and obtain knowledge that I can use tomorrow.

Trevor Lowe
10 Dec 2018

I found this lecture just fantastic. It was so informative and applicable to the field I currently work in

Sheryl Gruhn
07 Dec 2018

This topic is very helpful since pressure injury prevention is an important area of patient safety and it is vital for Registered nurses to understand our roles in pressure injury prevention.

Petalyn Grace Tootell
06 Dec 2018

Was easy to understand and was engaging however I would have like to have seen the actual dressings in the packets the lecturer was talking about to be more familiar with their use in applying to wounds.

Lisa Kirton
02 Dec 2018