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.
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