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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury; also updating the stages of pressure injury. NPUAP believes the change to pressure injury vs. pressure ulcer more accurately describes pressure and shear-related injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin. Pressure Injury: A pressure injury is […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2014 Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1 […]

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, in partnership with the Creighton University School of Medicine, is hosting a live webinar on Tuesday, August 12th at 2:00 PM ET to assist clinicians in pressure ulcer recognition and definition, comprehensive assessment, and wound care documentation. Webinar Objectives: 1. Define pressure ulcers 2. Differentiate pressure ulcers from other […]

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel News Release (March 25, 2014) The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is pleased to announce the next live webinar entitled Measuring Pressure Ulcer Rates. This webinar will take place on THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Dr. Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN will be presenting this webinar […]

The latest addition to the ShearBan® product line from Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies – ShearBan Ovals– are now available from PEL Supply. New ShearBan Ovals provide a shape ideal for preventing and treating the diabetic foot. They are particularly suited for placement in footwear under the metatarsal heads, or next to the big toe – places […]

By Catherine Lussenhop     A new paper in Assistive Technology, the journal of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of North America (RESNA), suggests that the relation between interface pressure and the formation of pressure ulcers is not as clear-cut as many assume it to be.     Researchers in the Netherlands reviewed previous studies about interface […]