May/June 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 3

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
  • 6 issues per year
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    5 Year Impact:1.601
NEW! Scientific and Clinical Abstracts From the WOCN® Society's 50th Annual Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 3-6, 2018
Published May/June 2018

June is the month for summer, family and fun. As you travel don’t forget to take this month issue of JWOCN with you in the car, on the plane, or at the beach! It is packed full of interesting articles that will enrich your wound, ostomy, and continence practice no matter your practice population or setting. Study findings that address pressure injury prevention and treatment in pediatric populations to cancer populations, addressing intertriginous dermatitis, and the evidence-based recommendations for body-worn absorbent products are a must read.

Remember to check out the supplement on the JWOCN website for the Scientific and Clinical Abstracts From the WOCN® Society's 50th Annual Conference, which was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3-6, 2018, for the latest in research and practice innovations. Finally, by popular demand, we have another Evidence-Based Report Card reporting the Use of Clean or Sterile Dressings and Infection incidence.

So, enjoy your summer. Relax, refresh, and reflect on all that is good- especially the JWOCN May/June 2018 issue!

JWOCN Deputy Editor: Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Does the Use of Clean or Sterile Dressing Technique Affect the Incidence of Wound Infection?

Kent, Dea J.; Scardillo, Jody N.; Dale, Barbara; More

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 45(3):265-269, May/June 2018.


Selecting the right support surface for the right patient at the right time is an essential skill for pressure injury prevention. Which support surface would you recommend for this 72 year old paraplegic male following excision of a stage 4 left ischial PI with ostectomy and myocutaneous flap advancement. Click here to find out more about how the authors achieved this positive outcomes despite multiple risk factors for additional pressure injury.