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 the last decade. Among the topics covered in the monograph are the effects of local and national efforts aimed at the reduction of pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence. This second edition includes new chapters on suspected deep tissue injury, intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers and new evidence specific to medical device-related pressure ulcers. The focus was expanded beyond the United States to include international incidence and prevalence research.
The NPUAP’s previous monograph was published 10 years ago and has been a trusted reference worldwide. Now, building upon its success and the very latest in evidence-based practices, the NPUAP is proudly releasing an updated edition. To purchase your copy of the monograph please click on the following link to be redirected to the NPUAP Online Store.