March/April 2017 - Volume 44 - Issue 2

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
  • 6 issues per year
  • 0.969; 5 Year IF - 1.206

​​​​This edition of the JWOCN features three must read continence care articles for the wound. ostomy and continence nurse. The first is the report of a study by Donna Bliss and colleague titled Incidence and Predictors or Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage in Nursing Home Residents​.This study evaluated the records of more than 10,000 elderly nursing home residents who developed incontinence and IAD. This report is sure to give valuable insights to any clinican consulting or directing care in the long term care setting, specifically in the establishment and implementation of IAD prevention. The second feature available at this link​ looks at the management of severe skin damage secondary to incontinence and reports the findings of an open-label study of the effects of a skin protectant on the management of IAD. The third article of significance is our continuing education feature available at this link, a well written article summarizing our current knowledge of the psychological, physical and environmental factors influencing the development of incontinence in adults and children, as well as identifying multiple areas of research needed to improve continence care.

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

JWOCN Editor-in-Chief​

Incidence and Predictors of Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage in Nursing Home Residents With New-Onset Incontinence

Bliss, Donna Z.; Mathiason, Michelle A.; Gurvich, Olga; More

Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing . 44(2):165-171, March/April 2017.

Psychological and Physical Environmental Factors in the Development of Incontinence in Adults and Children: A Comprehensive Review

von Gontard, Alexander; de Jong, Tom P. V. M.; Badawi, Jasmin Katrin; More

Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing . 44(2):181-187, March/April 2017.