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NPUAP announces a productive winter meeting February 28-March 1, 2014

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) came together in Baltimore, MD on February 28-March 1 following a very successful Conference February 27 entitled The Unavoidable Outcome: A Pressure Injury Consensus Conference.  Over 65 members participated in the Panel Meeting, representing all facets of patient care and advocacy.  Attendees were hopeful but guarded about the present healthcare environment.  President Aimée Garcia welcomed the Panel members and announced the incoming Officers of NPUAP: President: Margaret Goldberg, RN, MSN, CWOCN Vice President: … Read More…

Pressure Ulcer Incidence Density as a Quality Measure

Incidence density is the best quality measure of pressure ulcer prevention programs, according to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).  Pressure ulcer incidence density is a computation based on the number of in-patients who develop a new pressure ulcer(s) divided by 1000 patient days.  Using the larger denominator of patient days allows  fair comparisons between institutions of all sizes. Incidence is a commonly reported measure; however it is computed by counting the number of patients with newly acquired pressure … Read More…

NPUAP Announces New Pressure Ulcer Registry

The NPUAP Conference The Unavoidable Outcome: A Pressure Injury Consensus Conference, held on February 27 at Johns Hopkins University, included over 250 participants representing multiple countries and 25 stakeholder organizations from around the world, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Rigorous discussion of consensus items based on the State of the Science document provided to attendees concluded with consensus on many important factors related to unavoidable pressure ulcers.  These items will provide the foundation for the NPUAP’s … Read More…

Updated RN Competency-Based Curriculum

NPUAP is proud to announce that the original Registered Nurse Competency-Based Curriculum that was released in 2009 has been updated. For more information about the Curriculum and to access the document please click HERE .

World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day – November 21, 2013

Please join the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in the promotion of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day on November 21, 2013!  To download the NPUAP PU Prevention Day sign please click HERE .

Research Priorities Identified for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment & Policy

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has identified 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: HIGH RESEARCH PRIORITY – Cost of Pressure Ulcer Care in the United States Prevention Co-morbidities,  age (neonate, children, adults, older adults), disparities, genetic influences and  … Read More…

NPUAP announces the conclusion of its Biennial Conference, February 22-23, 2013 in The Woodlands (Houston), TX

March 8, 2013 The 13th NPUAP International Biennial Conference “Deep Tissue Injury: State of the Science” included over 400 participants representing 14 countries. The 2-day program focused on the clinical, basic science and translational endeavors representing all facets of pressure ulcer diagnosis and treatment. A parallel track engaged clinicians and thought leaders in consensus building designed to codify what is known about deep tissue injury as well as identifying issues that should receive attention. The awards banquet highlighted the work … Read More…

Updated NPUAP Pressure Ulcer Monograph Now Available

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently released the   254-page, 24 chapter  monograph, entitled Pressure Ulcers: Prevalence, Incidence and Implications for the Future, which was authored by 27 experts from the NPUAP and invited specialists and edited by NPUAP Alum Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, CWOCN, ACNS-BC, FAAN. This must-have reference book examines pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence and hospital acquired rates among all clinical settings and populations as well as the state  of pressure ulcers in America over … Read More…

Letter to the Editor, Ostomy Wound Management

The NPUAP has submitted a letter to the editor of OWM in response to an article in the August 2012 issue entitled “Using Temperature of Pressure-related Intact Discolored Areas of Skin to Detect Deep Tissue Injury: An Observational, Retrospective, Correlational Study” by KJ Farid et al. Please click HERE to view the letter.

Pressure Ulcer Awareness Day is November 16, 2012

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared that November 16 is Pressure Ulcer Awareness Day.  Health Care Professionals in the US and other countries worldwide are working to increase the awareness of pressure ulcer risk, methods to prevent pressure ulcers and the cost in treating these wounds. NPUAP is asking all health care professionals and health care organizations to declare November 16th as a day to increase awareness through flyers, posters and messages in public media. “Over 2.5 million … Read More…