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November/December 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 6

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
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JWOCN Deputy Editor Comment

December 2018


2018 is winding to a close and many of us will be focusing on the holiday season. Traveling may be a consideration for you so remember to take JWOCN along on those long car rides or airline flights to keep up to date on the latest in WOC nursing across all patient populations. The Nov/Dec issue contains two articles with a focus on reducing harm in children; one on pediatric pressure injuries (Lange) in the cardiac care unit and the other on peripheral intravenous extravasation injuries (Boyar et al.) Across the age spectrum, LeBlanc and colleagues provide an overview of best practice recommendations for skin tears in the elderly. Each section, Wound Care, Ostomy Care, Continence care, and Challenges in Practice, provide a wide range of topics and information for the practicing WOC clinician. Whether you are finishing 2018 projects, analyzing outcomes, providing patient care or reviewing successes and challenges of the year, keep JWOCN close at hand to provide best practice evidence to answer and plan for 2019 clinical inquiry burning questions.

  Joy Pittman PhD RN CWOCN

Reducing Pressure Injuries in a Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project

Kriesberg (Lange), Chelsea P.; Little, Jeanne Marie; Mohr, Lynn; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(6):497-502, November/December 2018.

Patients With Temporary Ostomies: Veterans Administration Hospitals Multi-institutional Retrospective Study

Mohammed Ilyas, Mohammed Iyoob; Haggstrom, David A.; Maggard-Gibbons, Melinda A.; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(6):510-515, November/December 2018.