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Treating and reducing the risk of pressure ulcers after leaving hospital

Our skin is the most important barrier against infection so we need to look after it carefully. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, people who are unwell develop pressure ulcers. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we recognise that children can develop pressure ulcers too. This information sheet explains about the steps you can continue to take at home to reduce the risk of your child developing a pressure ulcer. It also explains how to manage a pre-existing pressure ulcer at home.

When your child is admitted to the intensive care units at GOSH

PICU (Seahorse), NICU (Dolphin), CICU (Flamingo) and Alligator Ward are units for babies, children and young people requiring intensive care. This page explains a little about the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU) and Alligator Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). We hope that this will help you at this difficult time.

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