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Authors

  1. Wu, Sam S. H. MD, MA, MPH, MBA
  2. Ahn, Chulhyun MD, MS
  3. Emmons, Kevin R. MSN, RN, CWCN
  4. Salcido, Richard (Sal) MD

Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with a review of the assessment, prevention, and management of pressure ulcers in pediatric patients with spinal cord injury.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

 

OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:

 

1. Describe the pathogenesis, risk factors, and assessment of pressure ulcers in pediatric patients with spinal cord injury.

 

2. Discuss the prevention and topical management of pediatric pressure ulcers.