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Attorneys Agree: NPUAP’s New Staging System Does Not “Wound” Providers

Washington, D.C. [January 26, 2017] – In a recent article in The National Law Review by Michael Denning and Jessica Klaus of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (NPUAP) new 2016 Pressure Injury Staging System is celebrated as “a much needed clarification for medical professionals.” The authors explain, “It is important that providers of pressure injury treatment take note of these recent changes and incorporate the new terminology and staging system into their diagnoses and treatment moving forward.” … Read More…

Governmental Agencies and Professional Organizations Support NPUAP’s Pressure Injury Staging System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2016 Governmental Agencies and Professional Organizations Support NPUAP’s Pressure Injury Staging System Washington, DC – The NPUAP revised the Pressure Injury Staging System following a consensus conference in April. The response to the changes has been positive. To date, The Joint Commission (TJC) has adopted the new terminology and CMS has been in discussions with the NPUAP to incorporate the new terminology. The rollout of the changes will be controlled by these agencies. The National … Read More…

Live Webinar: Results of the Staging Consensus Conference

Results of the Staging Consensus Conference Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00-2:00 PM Presenter: Laura Edsberg, PhD Registration is open to the first 1000 registrants! Objectives: Learners will be able to more effectively identify and stage pressure injuries. Attendees will be able to describe changes to the staging system Please click HERE to view additional information about the webinar and speaker bio. THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES THAT HAVE PROVIDED SUPPORT FOR THIS WEBINAR!                                            … Read More…

WOCN Society and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Support New Staging System and Terminology

Please click HERE to view a letter of support regarding the new NPUAP staging system and terminology from WOCN Society’s President, Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWOCN. Please click HERE to view a letter of support of the new NPUAP staging system and terminology from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ President, Lucille Beseler, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND.

New Pressure Injury Staging Illustrations Now Available

The NPUAP is pleased to announce that the new pressure injury staging illustrations are now available! Please visit the following website to download the images: http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/pressure-injury-staging-illustrations/

2016 Staging Consensus Conference

Registration for the NPUAP 2016 Staging Consensus Conference is now open!  Please click HERE to view the detailed registration brochure. Hotel Reservation Information: A small block of rooms for the NPUAP is reserved at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Hotel (5550 N River Road, Rosemont, IL).  Our group room rate is $145 single/double plus tax and is based on availability until the hotel cut-off date of March 16. Reservations can be made by calling 1-847-678-4488 or by clicking HERE to reserve your room online  by the reservation deadline of March 16, 2016.  If making the reservation by phone … Read More…

Pressure Injury Staging Illustrations

The NPUAP has developed NEW illustrations of the stages of pressure injuries. These illustrations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below directly to your computer at no cost, if for educational purposes. There is also a normal Caucasian and Non-Cauasian skin illustration for reference. There is no cost to use these illustrations; however donations to support the work of NPUAP are graciously accepted.  For profit uses of the drawings are subject to a charge, please contact Jen Bank for more information. … Read More…

NPUAP Announces Release of Educational Tools for Wound Care Providers

PRESS CONTACT: Liz Posner, lposner@douglasgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext. 3 Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced bundle pricing of the new digital slide sets, designed to assist in the continuing education of health care professionals to prevent and treat pressure injuries. Wound care providers working in acute care, post-acute care, home care agencies, and schools of nursing will benefit from the use of the slide sets. They include the 2016 Pressure Injury Staging … Read More…

NPUAP 2017 Biennial Conference Speaker Handouts

Please click HERE to download the on-site program. Friday, March 10, 2017 Track 1 – Best Practices: It’s All About Staging Keynote: Staging What’s the Point? Laura Edsberg, PhD The Treatment of Pressure Injuries: The 3-Legged Stool, Nutrition, Off-Loading and Wound Care Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU (Wound Care) Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND (Nutrition) Art Stone, DPM (Off-Loading) Stage 1 Pressure Injury: Non-Blanchable Erythema of Intact Skin Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN Stage 2 Pressure Injury: Partial-Thickness Skin Loss with Exposed Dermis Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN Deep Tissue Pressure Injury (DTPI): Persistent Non-Blanchable Deep Red, Maroon or Discoloration Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN Stage 3 Pressure Injury: Full-Thickness Skin Loss & Stage 4 Pressure Injury: Full-Thickness Skin and Tissue Loss Aimee Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS Unstageable Pressure Injury: Obscured Full-Thickness Skin and Tissue Loss Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, FAAN Mucosal Membrane Pressure Injury & Medical Device Related Pressure Injury Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN Track 2 … Read More…

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Meets with CMS to Discuss Identification and Treatment of Pressure Injuries

PRESS CONTACT: Arafel Buzan, abuzan@douglasgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext. 219 Successful meeting brings together NPUAP’s pressure injury experts, CMS representatives Washington, D.C. [January 17, 2017] – Last week, The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), which serves as the leading scientific voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment, met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss their new 2016 Pressure Injury Staging System, initially launched in April 2016. The collaborative discussion between CMS and … Read More…