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Complex pediatric wound care with a dedicated pediatric wound care service: a review of our 12-year experience

Authors Bernabe K

Received 20 January 2015

Accepted for publication 22 April 2015

Published 24 February 2016 Volume 2016:3 Pages 1—5

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CWCMR.S81228

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Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Romanelli


Kathryn Q Bernabe

Department of General Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, St Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA

Abstract: Pediatric skin and soft tissue infections and wounds are on the rise. The effects of this increase are being felt in the emergency department and inpatient hospital settings. The costs associated with evaluation and management of children with surgical wounds and soft tissue infections are not insignificant. This is a review of our single institutional experience with delivery of wound care for the increasing pediatric skin infection and wound population utilizing a specific model for the past 12 years. It is especially tailored for complex pediatric wounds that would otherwise be cared for in the operating room setting.

Keywords: pediatric wounds, pediatric sedation, soft tissue infection, abscess
 

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