NPUAP Announces New Pressure Ulcer Registry

The NPUAP Conference The Unavoidable Outcome: A Pressure Injury Consensus Conference, held on February 27 at Johns Hopkins University, included over 250 participants representing multiple countries and 25 stakeholder organizations from around the world, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Rigorous discussion of consensus items based on the State of the Science document provided to attendees concluded with consensus on many important factors related to unavoidable pressure ulcers.  These items will provide the foundation for the NPUAP’s Pressure Ulcer Registry, the first database of its type to allow clinicians to input cases of pressure ulcers in an effort to provide statistically significant rigorous analysis of the variables associated with the development of unavoidable pressure ulcers.  Stay tuned at www.npuap.org for more information on this important Registry.