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: Laura Edberg, PhD
  • Secretary: Lynn Moore, RD, LD
  • Treasurer: Mary Sieggreen, MSN, CNS, NP, CVN

The Panel reviewed the organization’s Strategic Plan and the reports and recent accomplishments of NPUAP’s three Mission Committees (Educational, Public Policy and Research), including increased collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and the National Quality Forum (NQF) and a very well attended Biennial Conference in Houston, Texas.

Looking to the future the Panel reported many initiatives including:

  • 2015 Biennial Conference: February 21-22, 2015 at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, FL.
  • Webinar Topics continue to evolve and have been successful.
  • White Papers:  Recidivism/Friction/Clinical Relevance Support Surface Standards are in preparation for publication.
  • World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day, November 20, 2014:  A taskforce was formed to develop a creative plan for success.

More information on the initiatives listed above can be found the NPUAP website www.npuap.org.