Pressure ulcer prevention is an important and challenging focus of care for pediatric critical care nurses. A unit-based skin care team in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provided skin care education through a collaborative and interactive venue—a Skin Care Oktoberfest. Root “beer” and ginger “ale” provided a light-hearted backdrop for the sharing of essential knowledge pertaining to support surfaces and a patient and family-centered turning tool (“Time 2 Turn”; Figure 1).1,2  Because of the role that moisture plays with compromising skin integrity and increasing pressure ulcer risk, topical pharmaceutical preparations to manage incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) were included in the seasonal curriculum.

Attendees were provided with the opportunity to stage, measure, and document pressure ulcers in fresh “critically ill” pumpkins (Figure 2). Pumpkins were used to simulate a patient’s skin surface and...

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