Specialized neonatal skin and wound care services
Newborns can experience skin-related injuries as a result of medical devices, surgeries, intravenous lines, sensitive skin and other causes. Many adult-friendly wound products and treatments cannot be used for newborns. That’s why Cohen Children’s created a safe, innovative, neonatal-specific wound care service—the only one in the United States.
We are the premier neonatal skin and wound service in the region, providing comprehensive, high-quality care to newborns with skin-related issues and injuries. Cutting-edge technology and ongoing clinical research has led to improved outcomes for our youngest, sickest and most complex patients.
A dedicated team
Our service was created by a wound certified neonatologist (the only one in the country), who has lectured around the world and provided consultations to foreign NICUs on these topics. She leads our dedicated neonatal wound care service team, which consists of neonatal wound and continence trained nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse educators and neonatal nurse champions, all of whom are proficient in wound and skin care diagnosis, treatment and prevention. We also collaborate with our colleagues in dermatology and plastic surgery for complete and comprehensive skin care.
We provide comprehensive services, including:
- Risk mitigation
- Active surveillance
- Wound evaluation
- Wound debridement/management
- Dressing changes
- Pain management
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Advanced wound care dressing therapy
- Treatment, including US-guided wound treatment
Conditions we treat
We treat/manage many types of wounds and skin issues, including:
- Pressure injuries
- PIV injuries
- Skin tears
- Traumatic injuries
- Surgical wounds
- Complex genodermatosis
- Complex blistering injuries