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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…

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…

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…

NPUAP Announces Release of Newly Developed Cartilage Position Statement

NPUAP has a new position statement entitled Pressure Ulcers with Exposed Cartilage are Stage IV Pressure Ulcers. In this position statement, staging for ulcers absent of soft tissue, such as skin over cartilage, is examined. To read this position statement in its entirety please go to:  http://www.npuap.org/resources/position-statements/ .

NPUAP Pressure Injury Stages

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel redefined the definition of a pressure injuries during the NPUAP 2016 Staging Consensus Conference that was held April 8-9, 2016 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL. The updated staging definitions were presented at a meeting of over 400 professionals.  Using a consensus format, Dr. Mikel Gray from the University of Virginia adeptly guided the Staging Task Force and meeting participants to consensus on the updated definitions through an interactive discussion and voting process.  During the meeting, … Read More…

Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: A Comparative Effectiveness Review

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) would like to commend AHRQ for the enormous undertaking of synthesizing available information regarding the treatment of pressure ulcers (PU). In particular, the sources for information were broader than are usually undertaken including soliciting unpublished information from stakeholders. The population of patients with pressure ulcers is very diverse; unlike renal failure or congestive heart failure, there are no reliable lab tests for skin failure and the outcome of a treatment for any individual is also dependent on multiple co-morbidities. The difficulty of … Read More…

Webinars (Archived Also Available)

2014 NPUAP Webinars Hot Pressure Ulcer Topics: Chair Cushion Selection, Heel Ulcer Prevention & Safe Handling Equipment December 6, 2014 Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN & Michelle Deppisch, PT, CWS, FACCWS Chair cushion selection includes a basic understanding of the pressure redistribution capability of the product and matching that to the patient’s level of mobility independence to achieve best fit and prevent shear and friction. The heel is the second most common site pressure ulcer site. Understanding the anatomy can … Read More…