If your child has pressure wounds or skin integrity issues, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers several services to help prevent, treat and manage their condition. Our integrated care model is centered on treatment for complex conditions, such as those that can lead to problems with skin integrity or bed sores.
Gillette specialists certified in wound care, test skin integrity, help with wound management, and educate your family about pressure wound prevention and skin integrity issues. If you ever notice issues during a routine skin check, or have questions about preventing pressure wounds, contact Gillette and speak to a nurse.
Our physical therapists and seating specialists use pressure mapping technology to measure the pressure your child experiences when sitting or lying in different positions. Pressure mapping uses special mats to create a map of pressure distribution, pinpointing the highest areas of pressure. This information helps therapists and seating specialists recommend ways to reduce pressure in these locations.
If your child’s wounds don’t respond to typical treatments, Gillette plastic surgeons will provide surgical care. Our surgeons are experts in closing difficult-to-treat wounds. We also specialize in pressure wounds and skin integrity issues caused by limited mobility or loss of sensation.
Our videos provide useful tips if your child is at risk of pressure wounds and skin integrity issues due to immobility or loss of sensation.