Happy 40th Anniversary to JWOCN!
The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) saluted JWOCN's 40th anniversary at their recent CAET Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Historian, Dianne Garde, opened her archives to share her journal collection from the Enterostomal Therapy to the Journal of ET Nursing (JET) to the current Jounal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN). Dianne is pictured here with Mikel Gray, JWOCN Editor and Kathryn Kozell, CAET Section Editor. The tribute, available at this link, reminds us of the growth and leadership of WOC nursing throughout the world and the Journal as our vehicle to communicate evidence-based knowledge and research in order to strengthen clinical practice.
By visiting jwocnonline, you also have access to 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.
Moisture-associated skin damage is the most prevalent of ostomy complications. Despite its prevalence, many gaps in the evidence remain. Current practice is largely based on expert opinion. Peristomal Moisture-Associated Skin Damage in Adults With Fecal Ostomies: A Comprehensive Review and Consensus summarizes a cuurent literature review along with consensus-based statements of best practices for assessment, prevention and management of this common condition. All clinicians providing ostomy care will want to read this summary available ahead of print.
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN Editor-in-Chief