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Welcome to JWOCNOnline.com. By visiting JWOCNonline, you are ready to access the Journal's exclusive Published Ahead of Print (PAP) early edition feature. PAP allows the Journal to bring you the latest information before it appears in the print edition. These sneak peaks constitute the same must read information you have come to expect in the printed edition of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, available only to the sophisticated user of jwocnonline.
This month's PAP features a descriptive, cross-sectional study by Catherine Ratliff titled Factors Related to Ostomy Leakage in the Community Setting. The results of her study revealed some interesting variables that may be significant predictors of leaking. This is a must read for ostomy clinicians looking to improve the their rehabilitation and educational efforts for ostomy patients living in the community.
Ostomy nurses practicing in an acute care setting will be interested in The Efficacy of Gum Chewing in Reducing Postoperative Ileus. This article reports the results of a multisite randomized controlled study to determine if this specific intervention can impact the duration of postoperative ileus symptoms following sigmoid colectomy.
Every WOC nurse knows that ensuring adequate nutritional support is an essential component of chronic wound care, but comparatively less is known about assessing patients for micro nutritional deficits and correcting these deficits. The CE feature of this issue titled Learning the Oral and Cutaneous Signs of Micronutrient Deficiencies qualifies as a must read for any wound care specialist who manages chronic wounds and is available following this link.
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN