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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 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…

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…

S3I Subcommittee of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Approves New Standards Tests to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Press Contact: Ana Mattson , 978-364-5130 Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced the convening of its subcommittee, the Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3I), this spring to approve new standards tests that may help prevent pressure injuries in bed-bound individuals. The S3I subcommittee, comprised of 43 medical professionals across various sectors, met April 20-21 in Salt Lake City. S3I approved four new standards tests and submitted them to the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society … Read More…

New Members Join the Board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

PRESS CONTACT:  Ana Mattson , 978-364-5130 Washington, D.C. – June 21, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently announced six new director to its board of directors .  Scott Bolhack, Barbara Delmore, William Padula, Joyce Pittman, Ann Tescher and Tracy Yap were named to the board in 2017, joining the five additional standing directors.  New directors serve a three-year term on the board. NPUAP’s board of directors leads the organization in its work as the nation’s leading scientific expert on pressure injury … Read More…

NPUAP Announces Release of Educational Tools for Wound Care Providers

PRESS CONTACT:  Ana Mattson, 978-364-5130 Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2017 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced bundle pricing of the new digital slide sets, designed to assist in the continuing education of health care professionals to prevent and treat pressure injuries. Wound care providers working in acute care, post-acute care, home care agencies, and schools of nursing will benefit from the use of the slide sets. They include the 2016 Pressure Injury Staging System Teaching Slide Set and … Read More…