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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…

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

PRESS CONTACT: Arafel Buzan, , 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…


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: 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    

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…

Clinician Scholarship Available to Attend the NPUAP S3I Meetings: Deadline Oct 1

The NPUAP Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I) is pleased to offer a Clinical Scholarship to attend the S3I research meeting and provide a clinical perspective. Please CLICK HERE  for the Clinical Scholarship application. For more information about the Support Surface Standards Initiative and the NPUAP please visit: . The scholarship submission deadline is October 1, 2016.

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:

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…

Congratulations to the NPUAP Research Mini-Grant Awardees!

NPUAP congratulates the awardees of the two 2015 Research Mini Grants: Professor Lisa Kellogg-Tucker, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Effect of Bacteria and Oxidative Stress on Pressure Ulcers Yi-Ting Tzen, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago Perfusion Biomarkers for Ulcer Risk Assessment in SCI The NPUAP Research Committee congratulates the Mini Grant recipients of 2015-16 and recognize the clinical significance of these research studies in providing quality care to individuals for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.