Innovations in Pediatric Wound Care: A Texas Children’s Wound Care Center Experience

Needs Statement

Surgeons, advanced practice providers, fellows, residents, and medical students in various surgical specialties and subspecialties need to receive regular updates on advances in surgical care and clinical practices. Novel technologies and procedures will be examined as means to improve the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions requiring surgical intervention. The series aims to expand the knowledge of learners, enhance surgical skills, increase surgical efficiency, disseminate surgical best practices, and improve surgical outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Review wound care innovations and emerging protocols at Texas Children’s Hospital that reduce variation in practice and optimize patient outcomes.

  • Discuss a brief and focused review of wound history and the development of topical antisepsis.

  • Examine the pathogenesis of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) and evidence demonstrating that chronic PSD-related wounds are inherently “micro-traumatic” in origin.

  • Explore how PSD wounds persist because of foreign body contamination, inflammation, and likely biofilm formation.

  • Recognize that treatment of chronic PSD-related wounds (i.e., biofilm formation) is surgical with enhanced wound care techniques.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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