Quick Facts


The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

NPUAP Structure

Board: Consists of 16 Board Members
Panel: Collaborating Organization Council, Corporate Advisory Council, Provider Organization Council, and NPUAP Alumni Council

Recent Accomplishments

  • The NPUAP, EPUAP and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) have worked in collaboration to develop a new pressure injury prevention and treatment clinical guideline. The intent of the collaboration is to advance international consensus in pressure ulcer prevention and management.
  • Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline accepted by the National Guideline Clearinghouse at guidelines.gov site.
  • Numerous White Papers and Position Statements

Annual Conference

  • 2020 Info Coming Soon!

Public Policy Initiatives

Education Initiatives

  • Webinars on a variety of topics
  • Downloadable Slide Sets based on the 2009 NPUAP-EPUAP Pressure Ulcer Guidelines
  • Pressure injury image library

Research Initiatives

  • Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I)