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New Consumer Survey to Inform the 2019 International Guideline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1000 Potomac Street NW, Suite 108 Washington, DC  20007 Press Contact: Jennifer Wood RE: New Consumer Survey to Inform the 2019 International Guideline The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announces a new online Consumer Survey designed to solicit “the voice of the patient”.   The Consumer Survey will provide critical information to inform the 2019 revision of Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline. Systematic literature reviews and evidence … Read More…

International Support for NPUAP Terminology and Revised Definitions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2018 Washington, DC RE: International Support for NPUAP Terminology and Revised Definitions The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) congratulates Alumni, Dr. Elizabeth Ayello, and Director, Dr. Barbara Delmore, on their recent publication, Survey Results from the Philippines: NPUAP Changes in Pressure Injury Terminology and Definitions, published in Advances in Skin and Wound Care1 in the January 2018 issue.  The findings in the Philippines are congruent with earlier reported findings among healthcare clinicians in Canada … Read More…

NPUAP Congratulates the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the Release of VA PUR

Washington, D.C. – December 14, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) commends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the development and release of an innovative mobile app for Veterans and caregivers working to prevent and treat pressure injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released the VA Pressure Ulcer/Injury Resource app (VA PUR). VA PUR helps Veterans and their caregivers learn about preventing and caring for existing pressure ulcers/injuries and provides links to tools which … Read More…

Meeting of the International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Governance Group in Belfast, Ireland

Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2017– NPUAP participates in the first meeting of the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer Guideline Governance Group (GGG) on September 22-23, 2017. The GGG meeting was held immediately following the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) 2017 Annual Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With a planned release date in late 2019, this international group is working to revise the current (2014) Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline.  The goal of this global coalition is to … Read More…

S3I Subcommittee of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Approves New Standards Tests to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Press Contact: Liz Posner, lposner@douglasgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext 3  Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced the convening of its subcommittee, the Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I), this spring to approve new standards tests that may help prevent pressure injuries in bed-bound individuals. The S3I subcommittee, comprised of 43 medical professionals across various sectors, met April 20-21 in Salt Lake City. S3I approved four new standards tests and submitted them to the Rehabilitation … Read More…

New Members Join the Board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

PRESS CONTACT: Liz Posner, lposner@dougladgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext. 3 Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently announced six new director to its board of directors .  Scott Bolhack, Barbara Delmore, William Padula, Joyce Pittman, Ann Tescher and Tracy Yap were named to the board in 2017, joining the five additional standing directors.  New directors serve a three-year term on the board. NPUAP’s board of directors leads the organization in its work as the nation’s leading scientific … Read More…

NPUAP Announces Release of Educational Tools for Wound Care Providers

PRESS CONTACT: Liz Posner, lposner@douglasgould.com , 646-214-0514, ext. 3 Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced bundle pricing of the new digital slide sets, designed to assist in the continuing education of health care professionals to prevent and treat pressure injuries. Wound care providers working in acute care, post-acute care, home care agencies, and schools of nursing will benefit from the use of the slide sets. They include the 2016 Pressure Injury Staging … Read More…

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, abuzan@douglasgould.com , 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…

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…