This issue of JWOCN focuses on clinical challenges related to rare and uncommon skin conditions. Our Continuing Education feature focuses on the ever popular Evidenced-Based Report Card. Lee Ann Krapfl, Julia Langin, Caitlin Pike and Patricia Pezzella review the current literature to address the effectiveness of incremental repositioning or weight shifts in the prevention of buttocks pressure injuries in the criticall ill patient deemed too unstable to turn. This article is a must read in wound clinicians practicing in acute care and is available at this link.
Our knowledge of medical device-related pressure injuries is incomplete and additional research is urgently needed. Mary Arnold Long, Melissa Ayer and Kathleen Borchert add to our knowledge base by reporting on the prevalence of this condition in 3 geographically diverse settings. You will want to read this clinically relevant report available at this link.
This issue's Ostomy Care section opens with an article from Charu Tanja, Debra Netsch, Bonnie Sue Rolstad, Gary Inglese, Lois Lamerato and Gerry Oster describing the clinical and economic burden caused by peristomal skin complications in persons with ostomies. This article, available at this link, addresses a severely understudied area in WOC nursing practice.
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP