Quick Facts


The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

NPUAP Structure

Board: Consists of 15 Board Members
Panel: Collaborating Organization Council, Corporate Advisory Council, Provider Organization Council, and NPUAP Alumni Council

Recent Accomplishments

  • NPUAP and EPUAP. Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: clinical practice guideline accepted by the National Guideline Clearinghouse at guidelines.gov site.

Biennial Conference

  • February 21-22, 2015 – Orlando, FL

Public Policy Initiatives

Education Initiatives

  • Webinars on a variety of topics
  • Downloadable Slide Sets based on the 2009 NPUAP-EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Guidelines
  • Pressure ulcer image library

Research Initiatives

  • Pressure Ulcer Reference Database
  • Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I)