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Title: Adapted Crusting Technique in Children with Peristomal Lesions: A Case Series
Authors: MONTEIRO, Ana Cristina SantosSANTOS, Maria Lucia Barbosa Maia dosSOUZA, Marcia AparecidaFERREIRA, Juliana Caires de Oliveira Achili
Citation: ADVANCES IN SKIN & WOUND CARE, v.33, n.6, p.329-333, 2020
Abstract: OBJECTIVE To describe the care of pediatric patients who had a gastrostomy and developed peristomal lesions and received a systematic single adapted crusting technique in a pediatric ICU in a tertiary Brazilian hospital. METHODS An analysis of six cases presenting traumatic, noninfectious peristomal lesions with ostium enlargement resulting in gastric residual leaks. All six patients received the same treatment over 7 to 15 days. RESULTS Lesion improvement was observed in all patients after 48 hours and considered attributable to the standard treatment recommended by ostomy professionals. CONCLUSIONS The adapted crusting technique was effective in the treatment of children with peristomal lesions. This technique may be beneficial to other patient and organizational outcomes such as improving safety of care, decreasing pain and discomfort, reducing nursing workload and hospital costs, and improving quality of life.
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