Hot Topics

Page 1 of 512345

Treasurer and President of NPUAP Present Testimony Before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2019 Washington, DC. –  On April 9, 2019, Dr. William Padula, NPUAP Treasurer, and Dr. Janet Cuddigan, NPUAP President, provided written testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies to explore new payment models that could further increase innovation and incentivize the prevention or pressure injuries. Dr. William Padula is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical & Health Economics in the School of Pharmacy and Leonard D. … Read More…

NPUAP Treasurer Visits Capitol Hill for a Series of Leadership Meetings with Members of Congress for Pressure Injury Prevention Advocacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2019 Washington, DC – On March 25 through 27, Dr. William Padula visited Washington, D.C. to advocate for policy solutions surrounding pressure injury prevention at the highest levels of government and healthcare. His independent advocacy for improving patient safety was provided as a researcher on behalf of NPUAP and its panel members. Dr. Padula is Treasurer on the Board of Directors for NPUAP, as well as an Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the University … Read More…

ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2019 RESNA for Support Surfaces (revision of ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2014)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2019 ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2019 RESNA for Support Surfaces (revision of ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2014) Washington, DC. –  On February 15, 2019, the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved a revision to the ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2014 standard. The revision includes 4 new test methods to evaluate important performance characteristics of support surfaces, including mattresses, mattress overlays, and integrated bed systems related to the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. This National standard has been developed by the NPUAP Support Surface … Read More…

NEW NPUAP Product! Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Toolkit!

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is pleased to announce a new product for 2019, the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Toolkit Package! Use data to drive practice! The use of a RCA process will help a hospital/facility gain insight into the development of a pressure injury. This comprehensive evaluation includes an analysis of the influencing factors, a review of events and documentation prior to the pressure injury discovery.  It also provides a systematic, structured, and evidenced-based method to collect … Read More…

Showcase your product at the NPUAP 2019 Annual Conference

Exhibitor and Commercial Supporter registration is now open for the NPUAP 2019 Annual Conference!  Save 25% on your exhibitor fees by registering by September 30.  Learn more here:  https://www.npuap.org/events/npuap-2019-annual-conference/

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:  Ana Mattson , 978-364-5130 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 … Read More…

Looking for free education with continuing education credits?

Join us on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 PM ET for a FREE NPUAP webinar on the Support Surface Standards Initiative! For more information and to register please visit:  www.npuap.org/events/s3i-webinar-may2018/

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…