A quick glance at the web page and you will immediately notice that the Journal has a fresh new look. This exciting redesign of JWOCN retains all of the critical elements you demand of your Journal, cutting edge platform articles in wound, ostomy and continence nursing, all the latest in professional practice issues contained in our regular feature articles, and innovative case studies in our Clinical Challenges.
Our exclusive web-feature, Published-Ahead-of-Print offers some must read article for wound specialty clinicians.
Barbara Pieper and Thomas Templin share the results of their cross-sectional study titled Sleep Quality: A Pilot Study Comparing Patients With and Without Injection-Related Venous Ulcers. Study findings suggest that sleep disturbances may be a likely issue in persons with venous ulcers and may impact quality of life and indirectly impact wound healing.
Maraget Baker and colleagues provide the results of a descriptive analysis titled Full-Thickness and Unstagable Pressure Injuries That Develop in Nursing Home Residents Despite Consistently Good Quality Care. Neglect of vulnerable older adults is a serious type of elder mistreatment and pressure injury is a recognized sign of possible neglect. The suggestion that all pressure injuries are preventible and denote caregiver neglect has ramifications for mandatory reporting and prosecution. Stage 3, Stage 4 and Unstageable Pressure Injuries occurred even when there was identification of risk factors and preventive care interventions were employed. The authors provide a description of resident characteristics and their wounds that devloped depite good quality care.
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
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