July/August 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 4

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
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NEW! Scientific and Clinical Abstracts From the WOCN® Society's 50th Annual Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 3-6, 2018
Published May/June 2018


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 enhanc​e 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

A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of a Novel, Noninvasive Perfusion Enhancement System for the Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Sacral Pressure Injuries

Bharucha, Jitendra B.; Seaman, Linda; Powers, Michele; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(4):310-318, July/August 2018.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Nursing Management of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy (PEG/PEJ) in Adult Patients: An Executive Summary

Roveron, Gabriele; Antonini, Mario; Barbierato, Maria; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(4):326-334, July/August 2018.


See this past article, "Air-Fluidized Therapy in Patients With Suspected Deep Tissue Injury: A Case Series", that describes a case series about additional treatment options for sacral pressure injuries, specifically Deep tissue pressure injuries.