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September/October 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 5

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
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JWOCN Deputy Editor Comment

October 2018


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.

Effect of Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Solution on Bacterial Load and Biofilm in Venous Leg Ulcers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Borges, Eline Lima; Frison, Susiane Sucasas; Honorato-Sampaio, Kinulpe; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(5):425-431, September/October 2018.

Changes in Peristomal Skin Condition and User Experience of a Novel Ostomy Barrier Ring With Assisted Flow: A 6-Week Feasibility Study

Hunt, Rhona; Kelleher, Kevin; Coffey, J. Calvin; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(5):444-448, September/October 2018.

Evaluation of Validity and Reliability of a Revised Incontinence-Associated Skin Damage Severity Instrument (IASD.D.2) by 3 Groups of Nursing Staff

Bliss, Donna Z.; Gurvich, Olga V.; Hurlow, Jennifer; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(5):449-455, September/October 2018.


Check out the current article by Bayci & Akay, "Advanced techniques in the use of negative pressure wound therapy for closure of complex neonatal abdominal wounds"  to see how this wound progressed.