Nurses Gather at Shriners Hospitals for Children for Pediatric Wound Care Boot Camp


Medical staff at Wound Care Boot Camp

More than 50 nurses and other health care professionals gathered at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California for a Pediatric Wound Care Boot Camp on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The continuing education course was presented by Shriners Hospitals for Children in partnership with the wound care team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

“This was an opportunity for nurses caring for the pediatric population to discuss best practices in a positive, collaborative setting,” said event co-organizer Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, a nurse practitioner at UC Davis Health. Robyn Bartlett, manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Shriners Hospital said, “Our nurses treat wounds of all shapes and sizes and this course promoted collaboration and best practices, which ultimately benefit the kids we serve.”

People watching a presentation at wound care bootcamp

The course included both didactic and hands-on instruction as well as vendor demonstrations. Shriners Hospital and UC Davis professionals lectured on a variety of topics, which included Implications for Fetal Surgery, Pediatric Wounds, Minor Burn Care and Reconstruction. Among the nurses presenting were Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Robyn Bartlett, Amy Powne, Christa Bedford Mu, Bo Vang-Yang, and Cherie Saunders. Pirko Maguina, M.D., a plastic surgeon at Shriners Hospital and UC Davis Health, gave a talk on reconstruction.

Vendor demonstrations took place during the lunch hour. Participants included Active Life Healthcare, Coloplast Corp., Medline, Appulse Medical, EHOB Inc., Acelity (3M+KCI), and Sacramento Wound Care.

Devoted to improving the lives of children through treatment, teaching, and research, Shriners Hospitals for Children hosts continuing education programs throughout the year. For information on upcoming programs, call 916-453-2041 or email

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. All care and services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Northern California Shriners Hospital is located at 2425 Stockton Blvd., in Sacramento.

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