With Dr. Winston de Mello

This course is taught by Dr Winston de Mello, BSc MBBS FRCA FIMCRCSEd FFPMRCA DRCOG DipPain, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester, Regional Burns Unit at the University Hospital of South Manchester.

Dr. de Mello brings to this course his unique approach of wholistic education, career planning and patient care​.

Participants leave this course with information designed not only to enhance their approach to patient care in accordance with the latest scientific consensus on the treatment of burns, but also with additons to their ​personal toolkit for professional development.

   One Day of High Quality Continuing Medical Education

  • Patho-physiology of Burns
  • Complications of Burns
  • Journey of a Patient with Major Burns
  • Calculating Burn Size
  • An ABCDE Approach to Burns
  • Importance of Safety
  • Early Cooling
  • Caring for the Compromised Airway
  • Provision of Supplemental Oxygen
  • Fluid Balance
  • Maintaining Body Temperature
  • Analgesia Provision
  • Triage of Burns and Evacuation
  • Management of Special Burns (electrical, chemical)

February 2017 Burns Course


This was probably the best course I’ve been to so far.

I got so much more than I expected. Not only did I learn house to manage burns, Dr De Mello took time to give each and everyone of us career advice. To date I have had no other person sit down and mentor me the way he did. I will definitely try to take more courses from merit, especially if he is teaching.

Practical first-hand accounts including innovative way of applying treatment in the pre-hospital and emergent scene. Case-based scenarios were also extremely useful in simulating real-life situations.

The scenario situations as they really made us think outside the box and put to practise all that we learned in the day.

The case presentations far exceeded my expecations and it was a pleasure to have crossed paths with Dr de Mello.

It was really helpful that Dr Mello customized the course to meet our groups expertise and challenged us to tactically assess and manage burn patients.

Practical tips and tricks for tackling burns and analgesia were particularly helpful.

Interactive teaching style kept sessions interesting and stimulating

Holistic approach to patient care also excellent

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 2021

Course Cost:


Great overall course.

Highly recommend it to any health care professionals.

   Further Information

Course Location:

This course will be held at Saint James’ hospital which is located in Sliema.

The classroom is located in the conference room of the hospital. Go to the front desk and ask for directions to the conference room.

Course Timing:

The course will begin at 9 am and finish at around 5 pm.

There will be a one-hour lunch break.

What you need to bring to the course:

  • Notebook/ Paper / Pens / Laptop (according to preference, for taking notes)


  • WIFI is available.
  • Tea, coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided during break times.
  • A good selection of coffee shops and restaurants are located close by.