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Wound Care in
Special Populations: Pediatrics
Tucson Affiliate of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
Spring 2014 Conference
March 8, 2014
Victoria Beall RN, BSN, CWOCN
Newborn Skin
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• Functions
• Microbiome
• Skin Barrier
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The Uniqueness of
Neonatal Skin
Stratum Cornium
Premature
2-3 layers
Full Term: 10-20
layers :30% thinner
than adults for the
first year of life
Adult: 10-20 layers
Visscher M. Update on the use of topical agents in neonates. 2009 .Newborn and Infant Reviews
Touch: the first sense to develop
Diallo A., Newman K., McGrath J. Helping families understand the importance of their infant’s skin. 2010.
Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews.
Skin Care
Goals:
• Prevent
iatrogenic injury
• Avoid potential
toxins from
topical agents
• Reduce exposure
to sensitizing
agents
• Promote normal
skin development
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, AWHONN (2007) Neonatal skin care: Evidence -based
clinical practice guidelines (2nd ed.)
Most Common Pediatric Wounds
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Epidermal stripping
Extravasation injuries
Surgical wounds (open/incision)
Incontinence-associated dermatitis
Chemical and thermal injuries
Pressure ulcers
Baharestani M., An overview of neonatal and pediatric wound care knowledge and considerations. 2007.
Ostomy Wound Management.
Iatrogenic Injury
An injury induced
inadvertently by a
physician or surgeon or
medical treatment or
diagnostic procedures.
Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary 2013
Hospitalized Children
Imad I., Murphy T., Nylander-Hosholder L., Ranft A. A new approach to management of intravenous infiltration in pediatric
patients. Journal of Infusion Nursing 2011.
Visscher M., Recent advances in diaper dermatitis: etiology and treatment. 2009 Pediatric Health.
Baharestani M., Ratliff C., Pressure ulcers in neonates and children: an NPUAP white paper.. 2008 Advances in Skin &
Wound Care.
Identified Problems
• Treatment: traditions vs. EBP
• Unreported alterations of skin integrity
• Lacking or absent:
– Standardized care
– Protocols
– Clinical guidelines/algorithms
Our Process for Problem Solving
• Multidisciplinary task forces
Knowledge & evidence  action
• Product evaluation
• Algorithm, protocol & work place
reminders
• Promote EBP  staff development
Guidelines, Best Practices & Resources
Product Evaluation
Pressure Ulcers
Who is at risk for P.U. ?
Diaper Dermatitis
Who is at risk?
Prevention
Diaper Dermatitis Algorithm
Peripheral Intravenous (PIV)
Therapy
Infiltration Complication
Baharestani M. An overview of neonatal and pediatric wound care knowledge and considerations.
(2007)Ostomy, Wound Management.
Neonatal Extravasation
Who is at risk for
extravasation injury?
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Early Detection ~ Rapid Treatment
Algorithm adapted from: Sawatzky-Dickson and colleagues , Neonatal intravenous extravasation injuries:
evaluation of a wound care protocol. 2006 Neonatal Network
Pediatric Wound Care
• Clean the wound
• Protect the wound & surrounding skin
• Facilitate atraumatic dressing removal and application
that do not require frequent changes
• Commonly used products:
– Silicone dressings and silicone adhesive removers
– Transparent films and liquid barrier films
– Hydrogels (sheets and aqueous gel)
– Hydrocolloid dressings
Baharestani M. An overview of neonatal and pediatric wound care knowledge and considerations. 2007.
Ostomy Wound Management.
Promote EBP & Safety Culture
• Nurse, physician & pharmacist
inservice
• Unit-skin care teams/champions
• Mini root cause analysis with
feedback to staff
Summary
Make it:
Easy to understand
Easy to remember
Easy to practice
References
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Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal
Nurses, AWHONN 2007 Neonatal skin care: Evidence -based
clinical practice guidelines (2nd ed.)
Baharestani M., An overview of neonatal and pediatric wound
care knowledge and considerations. 2007. Ostomy Wound
Management.
Baharestani M., Ratliff C., Pressure ulcers in neonates and
children: an NPUAP white paper.. 2008 Advances in Skin &
Wound Care.
Diallo A., Newman K., McGrath J. Helping families
understand the importance of their infant’s skin. 2010.
Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews.
Imad I., Murphy T., Nylander-Hosholder L., Ranft A. A new
approach to management of intravenous infiltration in
pediatric patients. 2011. Journal of Infusion Nursing
Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary 2013
Sawatzky-Dickson and colleagues , Neonatal intravenous
extravasation injuries: evaluation of a wound care protocol.
2006 Neonatal Network
Visscher M., Recent advances in diaper dermatitis: etiology
and treatment. 2009 Pediatric Health.
Visscher M. Update on the use of topical agents in neonates.
2009 .Newborn and Infant Reviews
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