Congratulations! 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 printed 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. While you to visit all of the features, here are a few that have significant impact on the full scope of WOC nurse practice.
The PAP article titled Securement of the Indwelling Catheter by Yvonne Appah, Kathleen Hunter and Katherine Moore gives the result of a descriptive prevalence study aiming to capture the state of catheter securement practices on one large urban tertiary care hospital. This is a must read article for clinicians charged with implementation of best practices to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), as it reinforces everyday challenges facing clinicians such as product availablity and knowledge transfer.
This final edition of 2015 contains multiple articles that speak to the heart of WOC nursing specialty practice. The Wound Care section opens with the articleDefining Unstagable Pressure Ulcers as Full-Thickness Wounds: Are These Wounds being Misclassified? that takes a critical look at unstagable pressure ulcers and their healing trajectories. This is a must read article for clinicians assessing, staging and treating pressure ulcers across all practice settings.
The Evidence-Based Report Card by authors Laurie Callan, Donna Thompson and Debra Netsch review the state of the evidence concerning the influence of fluid intake on lower urinary tract symptoms associated with overactive bladder. Their article is available at this link.
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN