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Research Priorities Identified for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment & Policy

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has identified Research Priorities for Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Treatment & Policy. The Research Committee compiled this list to help guide researchers and stakeholders in the advancement of science for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and to guide policy development.  To review the priorities please see below: HIGH RESEARCH PRIORITY – Cost of Pressure Ulcer Care in the United States Prevention Co-morbidities,  age (neonate, children, adults, older adults), disparities, genetic influences and  … Read More…

NPUAP announces the conclusion of its Biennial Conference, February 22-23, 2013 in The Woodlands (Houston), TX

March 8, 2013 The 13th NPUAP International Biennial Conference “Deep Tissue Injury: State of the Science” included over 400 participants representing 14 countries. The 2-day program focused on the clinical, basic science and translational endeavors representing all facets of pressure ulcer diagnosis and treatment. A parallel track engaged clinicians and thought leaders in consensus building designed to codify what is known about deep tissue injury as well as identifying issues that should receive attention. The awards banquet highlighted the work … Read More…

Updated NPUAP Pressure Ulcer Monograph Now Available

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 … Read More…

Letter to the Editor, Ostomy Wound Management

The NPUAP has submitted a letter to the editor of OWM in response to an article in the August 2012 issue entitled “Using Temperature of Pressure-related Intact Discolored Areas of Skin to Detect Deep Tissue Injury: An Observational, Retrospective, Correlational Study” by KJ Farid et al. Please click HERE to view the letter.

Pressure Ulcer Awareness Day is November 16, 2012

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared that November 16 is Pressure Ulcer Awareness Day.  Health Care Professionals in the US and other countries worldwide are working to increase the awareness of pressure ulcer risk, methods to prevent pressure ulcers and the cost in treating these wounds. NPUAP is asking all health care professionals and health care organizations to declare November 16th as a day to increase awareness through flyers, posters and messages in public media. “Over 2.5 million … Read More…

NPUAP announces the conclusion of its summer meeting, August 23-24 in Baltimore, MD

Over 60 people participated, representing all facets of patient care and advocacy. Attendees were hopeful but guarded about the present healthcare environment. Following a review of the Strategic Plan, recent accomplishments and project status reports, the group hosted a representative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ensuing dialog established the basis for a memorandum of understanding with both short and long term goals. At his meeting NPUAP welcomed new Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) members Wellsense USA, Inc. and Wound Care Education Institute as well … Read More…

NPUAP Announces Release of Newly Developed Cartilage Position Statement

NPUAP has a new position statement entitled Pressure Ulcers with Exposed Cartilage are Stage IV Pressure Ulcers. In this position statement, staging for ulcers absent of soft tissue, such as skin over cartilage, is examined. To read this position statement in its entirety please go to:  https://www.npuap.org/resources/position-statements/ .

NPUAP announced the successful completion of its biannual meeting held in Tampa, Florida

Over 60 representatives from all facets of patient care and advocacy were represented. Participants were hopeful but guarded about the present healthcare environment. All were excited about recent accomplishments including new objective ways to test and compare specialty pressure redistribution mattresses, upcoming sponsored national and international meetings and successful outreach via webinars.

NPUAP congratulates CMS on putting consumers first

The NPUAP announced today that the recent decision by CMS to separate skin protective cushions from bundled competitive bidding is a victory for all Americans. NPUAP President Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN added, “We are pleased that the open forum process and opportunity for stakeholders to provide written commentary on a draft version of a CMS policy has driven change.” The comments received by CMS from NPUAP and others have resulted in policy makers at CMS realizing the importance of patient-focused care for Americans with disabilities … Read More…