PAEDIATRIC WOUND CARE
Chairs: Kumal Rajpaul and Rytis Rimdeika
Advances in adult and paediatric medicine means there is a need to provide up-to-date, evidence-based paediatric wound care and education. This area of wound care is lagging behind the adult population, though some of the principles are translated to the paediatric patient. However, the anatomical and structural features of the skin, particularly in the neonate, make patients susceptible to percutaneous absorption. Wound care modalities should include prevention and treatment such as education and training, dressing selection, pain management and a multidisciplinary approach to care.
- To provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the paediatric skin, including skin of both pre-term and full-term neonates.
- To promote utilising a multidisciplinary approach to wound care in the paediatric patient population
- To address the complexities faced by wound care specialists in managing complex wounds and compromised tissue viability
- To discuss etiology of paediatric wounds, including wounds acquired in the medical facilities, chemical burns from disinfectants and pressure ulcers from oxygen masks and electrodes.
Friday 15 May 08:00 - 09:30