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 as needed 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:

Your child may also be a candidate for wound care treatment if he/she has a wound that is not healing as fast as expected.

To learn more about PAWS, please call 314.454.PAWS (7297) for more information.

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