Skin breakdown in acute care pediatrics.

  title={Skin breakdown in acute care pediatrics.},
  author={Elizabeth C Suddaby and Scott D. Barnett and Lorna Facteau},
  journal={Pediatric nursing},
  volume={31 2},
          132-8, 148
PURPOSE To develop a simple, single-page measurement tool that evaluates risk of skin breakdown in the pediatric population and apply it to the acutely hospitalized child. METHODS Data were collected over a 15-month period from 347 patients on four in-patient units (PICU, medical-surgical, oncology, and adolescents) on skin breakdown using the AHCPR staging guidelines and compared to the total score on the Starkid SkinScale in order to determine its ability to predict skin breakdown… CONTINUE READING


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