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 and Latin America.2 Both articles provide support for the NPUAP changes in terminology and staging system definitions.

Pressure injuries are a worldwide health concern. As such, the opinions of wound care clinicians and providers outside of the US are very important.  Healthcare clinicians in Canada, some Latin American countries and the Philippines are embracing the new terminology and revised staging system definitions published by NPUAP in 2016.  The NPUAP continues to support the revised nomenclature and staging system as it will allow healthcare providers to identify and treat pressure injuries earlier and reduce patient suffering.

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is the nation’s leading scientific expert on pressure injury prevention and treatment. Our goal is to ensure improved patient health and to advance public policy, education, and research.

Find more information at our website: www.npuap.org or contact us at npuap@npuap.org

1 Ayello, E.A., et al., Survey Results from the Philippines: NPUAP Changes in Pressure Injury Terminology and Definitions. Adv Skin Wound Care, 2018. 31(1): p. 601-606.

 

2 Ayello, E.A., G.M. Cordero, and R.G. Sibbald, Survey Results from Canada and Some Latin America Countries: 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Changes in Terminology and Definitions. Adv Skin Wound Care, 2017. 30(2): p. 71-76.