The JWOCN would like to acknowledge the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program, as well as the important role that Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurses play in helping their hospitals achieve Magnet status. As part of this important recognition, The ANCC National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions of clinical nurses for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. Three certified WOCN Society members have received this prestigious award - June Amling, CWON (Childrens National Health System, Washington, DC), Tod Brindle, CWOCN (VCU Health Systems/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA), and Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, CWOCN (Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ) Follow this link for a Topical Collection of published articles from one of these Magnet nurses, Tod Brindle.
In the September/October edition, you will want to read these cutting edge articles. Prevention strategies for pressure injuries are always a priority and the JWOCN Sept/Oct articles addressing pressure injuries in long-term care (Baker, et al); Use of Turn Teams (Harmon, et al); Relationship of smoking cessation on pressure ulcer healing; and the Search for clearly defining Unavoidable pressure injuries will excite and provide much thought regarding pressure related injuries.
Pieper's report of their findings related to sleep in individuals with venous ulcers provides interesting and valuable information to consider in your practice.
The JWOCN Sept/Oct issue provides important information regarding Parastomal Hernia risk factors (Temple, et al) and the Adolescent Perspective following ostomy surgery that we hope will spark your interest and thoughts in new and exciting ways.
For the tri-specialized CWOCN, the JWOCN Sept/Oct issue provides articles examining practical and clinically relevant continence conditions across varied populations; Pregnancy, women with diabetes, Spinal cord Injured patients, and individuals with Dementia. These articles demonstrate the relevancy and value of the continence aspect of our practice.
And, finally, for those of you that cannot function without relevant and fascinating case challenges (and pictures!), we have included two Challenges in Practice articles presenting innovative uses of advanced products to improve outcomes.
Joyce Pittman PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN
JWOCN Deputy Editor
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