The Pediatric Acute Wound Service (PAWS) is a program where staff, specially trained in burn and wound care, provide care to children in the hospital and to outpatients. With PAWS, children who do not necessarily need to be hospitalized can have their wound issues addressed daily or several times a week as an outpatient.
The PAWS team works to evaluate each child’s needs, including areas such as nutrition, child life services, psychological services, occupational/physical therapy, and pain management, to coordinate a specialized treatment plan.
Types of wounds treated:
- Pressure sores
- Surgical wounds
- Wounds caused by trauma
- Pilonidal cysts
- Gastrostomy site breakdown
Your child may also be a candidate for wound care treatment if he/she has a wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks.
To learn more about PAWS, please call 314.454.PAWS (7297) for more information.