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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: http://www.npuap.org/resources/support-surface-standards/support-surfaces-standards-initiative/ . 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: http://www.npuap.org/resources/educational-and-clinical-resources/pressure-injury-staging-illustrations/

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.    

World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September  18, 2015 Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1 The NPUAP defines a pressure ulcer as: “Localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, … 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…

Updated Research Priorities Identified for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment & Policy

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has updated their previously published Research Priorities for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment & Policy. The Research Committee compiled this list to help guide researchers and stakeholders in the advancement of science for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and to guide policy development.  To review the priorities please see below: Etiology Effects of compressive and shear stress and deformation on soft tissue injury associated with DTI and pressure ulcers Generation of fundamental knowledge on … Read More…

2014 World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2014 Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1 The NPUAP defines a pressure ulcer as: “Localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, … Read More…

Now Available: New 2014 International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines!

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announces the release of the 2014 Guideline on Prevention and Treatment for Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. The NPUAP is pleased to join our international colleagues on the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) in releasing the second edition of this prolific research work. The Guideline was developed using a rigorous scientific methodology to appraise available research and make 575 evidence-based recommendations. In this second … Read More…