The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has the privilege of launching the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG).
The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics is excited to welcome NPUAP to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on November 15-16, 2019, for the launch of this international guideline, an event which occurs once every 15 years in the United States.
The CPG was developed in collaboration with our international partners: the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA). The CPG is a consolidation of current evidence-based clinical practice recommendations for all those involved in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. This is the third in a series of international pressure ulcer/injury guidelines. The 2014 edition of this guideline sold over 6,000 copies; was downloaded over 200,000 times; and cited 155 times in peer-reviewed journals. The 2019 update has enjoyed even broader international input with the addition of 14 international associate organizations participating in the guideline development process and plans for review by over 1,000 registered international stakeholders.
Target Audience & Participants: Those interested in a systems level approach to implementation of this evidence-based guideline, International Guideline Partners (Associate Organizations, Guideline Governance Group members, Small Working Group members), administrators, public policy makers, researchers, educators and clinicians.
NPUAP Launch Planning Committee:
- Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, Co-Chair
- Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Co-Chair
- Janet Cuddigan; PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
- William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc
- Lee Ruotsi, MD, ABWMS, CWSP, UHM
- Virginia Capasso, PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CWS