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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…

August 25, 2016 Webinar Handouts & Course Information

Please click HERE to download the handouts for the Thursday, August 25 webinar on Results of the Staging Consensus Conference by Laura Edsberg, PhD. (This is a LARGE file, please allow additional time for downloading) The CE test link can be found on the last page of the handouts.  This link will also be emailed out to all attendees 1 HOUR after the webinar. Please click HERE to view the webinar course information.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announces a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and updates the stages of pressure injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2016 Washington, DC – The term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer” in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging Systemaccording to the NPUAP. The change in terminology more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin. In the previous staging system Stage 1 and Deep Tissue Injury described injured intact skin, while the other stages described open ulcers. This led to confusion because the definitions for each of the stages referred … Read More…

Complimentary Educational Webinars

Battling Biofilms: Winning the War Against Pressure Injuries November 17, 2016 Presenter: Gregory Schultz, PhD Objective Describe the impact biofilm has on the healing of pressure injuries. Click HERE to download the handouts. Click HERE to download the course information. Click HERE to access the webinar evaluation and CE test. Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice October 6, 2016 Presenter: Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN Objectives: Examine the undernutrition-malnutrition continuum and the impact of inflammation on risk for skin breakdown Describe the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Clinical Practice Guideline specific to nutrition Examine innovative nutrition strategies useful … Read More…

2015 NPUAP Biennial Conference Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners of the NPUAP 2015 Biennial Conference! 2015 Kosiak Award Winner: Diane Langemo, PhD, RN FAAN University of North Dakota 2015 Thomas Stewart Founder’s Award Winner: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN University of Nebraska Medical Center President’s Recognition Award Winner: Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN University of Nebraska Medical Center For descriptions of these awards and the list of past award winners please visit our Awards page . 2015 Poster Award Winners New Investigator Award: #41 Prevention and … Read More…