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Pediatric Care

Acute Treatment of Extravasation Injuries in Neonates: Polymeric Membrane Dressings

February 1, 2023
Hospitalized patients of all ages are at risk for iatrogenic injuries. Peripheral intravenous extravasation and infiltration (PIVIE) injuries are one of the most common types of hospital-acquired inju...

Benefits of a Portable, Mechanical Negative Pressure Device for Pediatric Patients

December 9, 2022
The benefit of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) as an “active,” adjunctive treatment is well-established. Evidence has shown that wounds treated with negative pressure granulate faster than woun...

Does Moisture-Associated Skin Damage Apply to Infants?

May 31, 2019
Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, CWOCN Moisture-associated dermatitis has been described as "inflammation and erosion of the skin due to prolonged exposure to moisture and its contents which include urine, sto...

Full-Thickness Scalp Wound in a Neonate: How Hydroconductive Dressings Help Treatment

January 18, 2024
There is a paucity of literature regarding neonatal wound treatment. While it is widely accepted that neonatal wounds heal more rapidly than those of adults, topical dressing selection and care manage...

Identifying Risk for Pressure Injuries in Newborns: What Are Nurses Using for Clinical Judgment?

August 11, 2020
As we continue to develop our evidence on pediatric pressure injuries, more information has been reported about the risk factors nurses are using for clinical judgment. We know that the newborn skin c...

In Wound Care, One Size Does Not Fit All

February 5, 2019
by Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, CWOCN As we continually focus on improving our skills in prevention and management of skin and wounds, we are beginning to understand that one size does not fit all; or, in ...

Neonatal Pressure Injury Prevention

January 16, 2020
By Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, CWOCN There remain many unanswered questions regarding pressure injury and prevention practices among neonatal patients. Guidelines for pressure injury prevention were initi...

Neonatal Skin and Wound Care: Preventing Skin Injury

April 26, 2019
By Hy-Tape International, Inc. Infants pose a major challenge for wound care professionals. Because neonatal skin is immature and thin compared with adult skin, it is more easily damaged and requir...

Why I Go the Extra Mile: The Travels of a Certified Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse

September 24, 2014
By Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN I frequently write about the value and rewards of being a WOCNCB® certified nurse. It is an amazing job that allows me to save limbs and change lives on a ...
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