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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…

Registration is now open for the 2013 NPUAP Biennial Conference

Registration is now open for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (NPUAP) 13th Biennial Conference, Deep Tissue Injury: The State of the Science.  The conference will be held February 22-23, 2013 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas. For information about the conference and to register please click HERE !  

NPUAP Announces Release of Newly Developed Cartilage Position Statement

NPUAP has a new position statement entitled Pressure Ulcers with Exposed Cartilage are Stage IV Pressure Ulcers. In this position statement, staging for ulcers absent of soft tissue, such as skin over cartilage, is examined. To read this position statement in its entirety please go to:  http://www.npuap.org/resources/position-statements/ .

NPUAP Call for Poster Abstracts: Deadline October 1, 2012

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) invites you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at our 13th National Biennial Conference scheduled for February 22-23, 2013 in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas.  The top 4 poster presenters will be asked to provide a brief oral presentation during the conference’s general session. The deadline to submit abstracts is October 1, 2012.  Applicants will be notified of the status of their abstract’s acceptance by November 1, 2012. Please click on the … Read More…

Have Your Patients Been Asking About “Bedsores”?

Consumer Reports discussed “Bedsores” along with 7 other “things that should never happen in a hospital” in the August 2012 issue of the magazine. The reader is told that “while there is never an excuse of operating on the wrong body part, there are several less dramatic events that also should never occur” including pressure ulcers. “Bedsores”,  as they are called in the article, is number one on the list. Here is what they said… “These painful wounds, usually on … Read More…

NPUAP Upcoming Webinar – Pressure Ulcer Documentation: Telling a Complete, Accurate and Legally Defensible Story

Stay tuned for more information for NPUAP’s Live webinar entitled Pressure Ulcer Documentation: Telling a Complete, Accurate and Legally Defensible Story presented by Dr. Joyce Black and Dr. Diane Langemo on July 19 at 2:00 PM EDT.