JWOCN Deputy Editor Comment
JWOCN continues to be the leader in cutting edge wound, ostomy, and continence literature and evidence and the Sept/Oct issue is no exception. Dr. Mikel Gray brings our attention to 2 studies which challenge current best practice in the area of wound odor and bioburden. But in addition to these excellent studies, JWOCN Sept/Oct issue provides new evidence for ostomy practice regarding health utility and peristomal skin condition (Nichols) and an innovative new ostomy skin barrier (Hunt). Continence conditions are not neglected in this issue as Dr. Bliss and colleagues present the psychometric properties of an instrument to measure IAD skin damage severity. Finally, let's not forget the 2 excellent Challenges in Practice articles reporting management of a groin wound using a concentrated surfactant-based gel dressing and another on NPWT on a complex neonate abdominal wound. JWOCN continues to be the ultimate source for best practice and evidence to guide the practice of the WOC nurse and clinician
Joyce Pittman PhD, FNP BC CWOCN.