Skin care for high-risk neonates.

  title={Skin care for high-risk neonates.},
  author={M B Malloy-McDonald},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={22 4},
Skin care for the high-risk neonate requires both knowledge of the unique aspects of the physiology of the integument of the neonate and awareness of potential complications. Practices that are useful in the prevention and treatment of skin complications among adults may be harmful when applied to neonates or young children. Although the focus of this article is on the neonate, iatrogenic complications have been reported in older children as well. Because a definitive age at which percutaneous… CONTINUE READING