Summer is winding down but no reason to wind down on your summer reading and staying up to date on WOC issues. JWOCN Challenges in Practice offers a quick and easy read with clinically relevant information for every WOC nurse!
The July/August issue has not only one Challenges in Practice article but three! Owens and colleagues discuss an alternative light source to enhance visual skin assessment especially in dark skinned individuals. This article presents 3 case studies of African-Americans with skin loss. This is a must read. Our second Challenges in Practice article by Munoz and colleagues present a biologic approach to managing gunshot wounds using plasma-rich growth factor. And finally, Terelli and colleagues present our third Challenges in Practice article reporting a fatal case of Metformin-associated lactic acidosis associated with a temporary ileostomy. High output from the ileostomy led to significant fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance.
These three Challenges in Practice and interesting case reports highlight three common dilemmas often found in WOC practice. Don’t miss these great reads.
JWOCN Deputy Editor: Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN