Skin Care Team in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Model for Excellence

Pasek, Tracy Ann; Geyser, Amanda; Sidoni, Maria; Harris, Patricia; Warner, Julia A.; Spence, Ann; Trent, Allison; Lazzaro, Libby; Balach, Julianne; Bakota, Alicia; Weicheck, Shana
April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p125
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of a skin care team in an pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). The occurrence of pressure ulcers in children is being linked with nutritional status, mobility and level of consciousness. The primary responsibility of the skin care team is to provide professional care for patients with complex and variable skin care needs. The expanding role with intravenous therapy of the PICU skin care team is also discussed.


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