Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing

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​​​​​The Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing invites Authors to submit Manuscripts in the following areas related to:

​Ostomy Care

Bladder Cancer

  • Urinary tract reconstruction in adults: incontinent urostomy versus orthotopic neobladders versus continent cutaneous diversions (selection, nursing management and long-term outcomes)
  • Update on treatments of non-muscle invasive bladder cancers such as latest formulations of intravesical agents (BCG, mitomycin, viral based interferon)
  • Update on treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancers including chemotherapy, targeted immunotherapies such as check point inhibitors antibody drug conjugates

Wound Care

Management of vulnerable populations with wound and skin care needs
  • Neonates and infants (e.g., use of topical products)
  • Persons with spinal cord injuries
  • Actively dying patients
  • Persons with malignant wounds

Continence Care
  • Management of urinary incontinence is acute care settings
  • Effect of nonspecific exercises such as Pilates and yoga and on pelvic floor muscle function and urinary incontinence
  • Effect mindfulness meditation on urinary incontinence
  • Effect of dietary restrictions on urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Prevention of urinary incontinence
  • Recommendations for maintenance pelvic floor muscle training
Foot and Nail Care
  • Prevention of foot injuries
  • Offloading wounds
  • Integration of foot care in practice
  • Mobility considerations​

Evidence Based Reports Cards (EBRC) are scoping and integrative reviews that provide current best evidence in all aspects of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care. The Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing invites Authors to submit EBRC Manuscripts addressing the following areas:

Wound Care
  • Which topical therapy is most effective in reducing hypergranulation?
  • How can cellulitis be distinguished from dermatitis in order to promote antibiotic stewardship?
  • Should patients with acute or chronic wounds be allowed to shower with the wound exposed?
  • Does implementation of a WOC consult for all hospitalized patients with a low Braden score (or identified at risk for pressure injury development) impact hospital associated pressure injury rates?
  • Are there any effective prevention or treatment options for chronic tissue injury (AKA “recliner butt”)?

Ostomy Care
  • Are individual or group pre-operative ostomy educational visits more effective in achieving positive post-operative outcomes (including patient satisfaction/adjustment, ostomy complications, length of stay, readmissions, etc.)?
  • Does post-acute follow-up of patients with high output ileostomies reduce complications, including readmissions?
  • Can the use of teach back improve patient understanding of care of a new ostomy?

Continence Care
  • Are hospital readmissions for exacerbation of congestive heart failure reduced by counseling patients on behavioral management of urinary symptoms related to their diuretics?
  • Is the availability of external urinary collection devices within a hospital instrumental in reducing indwelling urinary catheter use?
  • Which interventions are effective in maintaining continence in individuals residing in assisted living or long term care facilities?

Professional Practice Issues
  • Is a particularly alternative or complementary therapy effective in addressing a condition related to wound, ostomy, continence or foot care?
  • What is the impact of motivational interviewing on health behavior change related to a specific behavior beneficial for patients with wound, ostomy or continence issues?
  • What is the recommended staffing ratio of WOC Nurses based on hospital size?​