November/December 2017 - Volume 44 - Issue 6

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
  • 6 issues per year
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    5 Year Impact:1.601

The View From Here: Stating Your Opinion

The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing publishes guest commentaries as the View From Here. These features allow authors to share opinions and express new ideas without the more rigorous demands of a platform article. The November/December issue of JWOCN includes two View From Here feature articles, one from Kate Lawrence and one from Leanne Richbourg. 

In her View From Here, Kate Lawrence shares her view about political activism and advocacy as a component of WOC nursing practice. She deftly combines this opinion with opportunities to advocate for your patient’s needs on a local, regional (state) and national level through the WOCN Society’s Public Policy and Advocacy efforts. Read Kate’s View From Here and visit the Society’s Public Policy & Advocacy home page.

Leeanne uses the View From Here as a platform to state her review on how WOC nurses should describe pressure injuries of the nares. Read her provocative and thoughtful views on this timely and clinically relevant issue.

Editor-in-Chief: Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN

Vascular Graft Infection: Incidence and Potential Risk Factors

Ratliff, Catherine R.; Strider, David; Flohr, Tanya; More

Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 44(6):524-527, November/December 2017.

Neonatal ostomy management is challenging even under the best circumstances. When complex circumstances are encountered, creative pouching techniques must be employed. Novel Pouching Techniques for the Neonate With Fecal Ostomies describes management of 5 neonates with problematic ostomies.