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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.

Save the Date for the 2013 NPUAP Biennial Conference

Please save the date for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (NPUAP) 2013 Biennial Conference scheduled for February 22-23 (Fri-Sat), 2013, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas. Make plans now to attend this important pressure ulcer conference focused on DEEP TISSUE INJURY: The State of the Science. Stay tuned for more details and registration information in the next few months.