Editor-in-Chief: Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
ISSN: 1071-5754
Online ISSN: 1528-3976
Frequency: 6 issues per year
Ranking: Nursing 42/101
Impact Factor: 1.177
From the Editor

​The WOCN Society has deemed April 10-16, 2016 as Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Week.  This provides us a special opportunity to recognize this group of specialized nurses for the services they provide to millions of patients who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

The theme this year is WOC Nurses Hold All the Cards as educators, researchers, decision makers and clinical experts.  Their care garners ongoing praise from patients and employers.  And research supports that agencies with WOC nurses have significantly better clinical outcomes.  They use expert clinical skills while faciltating cost containment, improving revenues and ensuring regulatory compliance in all practice settings.

WOC nursing is one of the few specialties recognized by the American Nurses Association for their unique scope and standards of practice, adhering to the high standards cultivated by the ANA.  As the Journal of the Society, let me add my voice of appreciation and pride for their contributions.

 

Editor-in-Chief   

Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN                                                                    

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In this video, the section editor for Challenges in Practice, Janet Ramundo shares information about publishing your Clinical Challenges feature article in the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing.

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Official Journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

The WOCN Society and the JWOCN is proud to announce a collaborative relationship with the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) to provide the Journal as a membership benefit.  Join us in welcoming our new CAET readers as both organizations work to promote educational, clinical and research opportunities for their members.


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Announcement: New Journal Email Address

The e-mail address for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing has changed. 

Please send your inquiries to: Gary Mawyer, Managing Editor,
jwocneditorial@gmail.com  

Getting Ready for Certification

Are you looking to take the WOCNCB certification examination for wound, ostomy, continence or foot care?  The Journal is one place to go to help you prepare.  This month, our Topical Collections features all of our Getting Ready for Certification Collections to help you be successful.  These articles include common terminology, study hints, analysis of certification questions, and sample study questions.  To access all of these features, follow this link.

In addition to these Getting Ready for Certification features, the Journal is also a place to find relevant continuing education articles.  If you are looking to recertify using the Professional Growth pathway, specialty practice continuing education articles are available at this link.

In this video, the JWOCN editor, Mikel Gray offers insight into how to publish your research in the JWOCN and an introduction to essential elements of writing your research report.

Image of the Month

 

The Image of the Month is taken from the Challenges in Practice feature.  The article titled Topical Therapy As Adjuvant Treatment to Save a Limb With Critical Ischemia From Extensive and Deep Diabetic Foot Infection When Revascularization Is Not Feasible describes a case report using a silver-impregnated hydrofiber dressing combined with antiplatelet medication as an alternative to amputation in a patient with an infected, ischemic diabetic foot ulcer.  Patients with diabetes mellitus are susceptible to foot ulcerations associated with the complex triad of peripheral sensory neuropathy, vasculopathy, and trauma.  Local infection acts as a deterrent to healing because the inflammatory response to aggressive debridement and systemic antimicrobial therapy is limited when the peripheral circulation is poor.