Summer is nearly over and JWOCN Sept/Oct issue will stimulate your professional and clinical expertise with cutting edge information, whether it is new and exciting research, successful case reports of complex conditions, or professional practice innovations. As you read the exciting work of your colleagues and peers, we hope it will stimulate a change and/or rejuvenation in your own practice.
Prevention strategies for pressure injuries are always a priority and the JWOCN Sept/Oct articles addressing pressure injuries in long-term care (Baker, et al); Use of Turn Teams (Harmon, et al); Relationship of smoking cessation on pressure ulcer healing; and the Search for clearly defining Unavoidable pressure injuries will excite and provide much thought regarding pressure related injuries.
Pieper's report of their findings related to sleep in individuals with venous ulcers provides interesting and valuable information to consider in your practice.
The JWOCN Sept/Oct issue provides important information regarding Parastomal Hernia risk factors (Temple, et al) and the Adolescent Perspective following ostomy surgery that we hope will spark your interest and thoughts in new and exciting ways.
For the tri-specialized CWOCN, the JWOCN Sept/Oct issue provides articles examining practical and clinically relevant continence conditions across varied populations; Pregnancy, women with diabetes, Spinal cord Injured patients, and individuals with Dementia. These articles demonstrate the relevancy and value of the continence aspect of our practice.
And, finally, for those of you that cannot function without relevant and fascinating case challenges (and pictures!), we have included two Challenges in Practice articles presenting innovative uses of advanced products to improve outcomes.
Joyce Pittman PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN
JWOCN Deputy Editor
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