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Meeting of the International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Governance Group in Belfast, Ireland

Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2017– NPUAP participates in the first meeting of the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Governance Group (GGG) on September 22-23, 2017. The GGG meeting was held immediately following the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) 2017 Annual Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With a planned release date in late 2019, this international group is working to revise the current (2014) Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline.  The goal of this global coalition is to … Read More…

Submit an Abstract for the NPUAP 2018 Annual Conference!

The NPUAP invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at our 2018 Annual Conference, scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2018 at the AIRA Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Applicants will be notified of the status of their abstract’s acceptance by November 10, 2017. Please click on the following link to learn more and to submit your abstract: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018NPUAPConfAbstracts Please save the date! NPUAP’s … Read More…

S3I Subcommittee of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Approves New Standards Tests to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Press Contact: Liz Posner, lposner@douglasgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext 3  Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced the convening of its subcommittee, the Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I), this spring to approve new standards tests that may help prevent pressure injuries in bed-bound individuals. The S3I subcommittee, comprised of 43 medical professionals across various sectors, met April 20-21 in Salt Lake City. S3I approved four new standards tests and submitted them to the Rehabilitation … Read More…

New Members Join the Board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

PRESS CONTACT: Liz Posner, lposner@dougladgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext. 3 Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently announced six new director to its board of directors .  Scott Bolhack, Barbara Delmore, William Padula, Joyce Pittman, Ann Tescher and Tracy Yap were named to the board in 2017, joining the five additional standing directors.  New directors serve a three-year term on the board. NPUAP’s board of directors leads the organization in its work as the nation’s leading scientific … 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…

FREE NPUAP Live Webinar! Considerations for Bariatric Patients in Pressure Injuries & Wound Care

Please join us on Thursday, April 27 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET as NPUAP offers a FREE webinar presented by Susan Morello, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CBN.  Ms. Morello’s webinar, titled Considerations for Bariatric Patients in Pressure Injuries & Wound Care will examine the factors which have an impact on skin issues of the bariatric patient.  This webinar will also discuss prevention and treatment of skin injuries when caring for a bariatric patient and will also describe factors to be considered when … Read More…

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…

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…

JAN 2 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT – NPUAP Biennial Conference!

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at our 2017 Biennial Conference, Pressure Injury: Advancing the Vision, scheduled for March 10-11, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The deadline to submit abstracts is Monday, January 2, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the status of their abstract’s acceptance by January 17, 2017. Please click on the following link to learn more and to submit your abstract: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017BiennialAbstracts Please save the date: NPUAP’s … Read More…

State Proclamations for Pressure Injury Awareness Day!

The NPUAP has been reaching out to each state requesting they declare the 3rd Thursday of every November as Pressure Injury Awareness Day. To date the following states have issued proclamations: Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, DC and Wisconsin. The various state proclamations can be found below: Arizona Delaware Illinois Indiana Georgia Michigan Minnesota Nevada New Jersey North Carolina Utah Virginia Washington, DC Wisconsin