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Slovenska pediatrija 2018; 25: 98-104


Review article

PAEDIATRIC WOUND MANAGEMENT AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL

T. Havliček
Klinični oddelek za travmatologijo, Kirurška klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

J. Savić
Zdravstveni dom Tolmin, Tolmin, Slovenija

Abstract

Minor wounds are very common in children. Most of these wounds can be managed by primary paediatricians and surgical referral is not required. Wound management is described in this article in three clinical cases. The most common types of wounds in children are lacerations, bite wounds and burns. Wound management consists of cleaning, debridement, haemostasis, wound closure and wound aftercare. Tetanus and rabies prevention, as well as appropriate antibiotic usage for wound infection prevention and treatment, are also important components of wound management.

Key words: wounds, children, treatment, paediatrician, lacerations, bites, burns.

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