National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Meets with CMS to Discuss Identification and Treatment of Pressure Injuries

Angie Szumlinski Uncategorized

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), which serves as the leading scientific voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment, met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss their new 2016 Pressure Injury Staging System, initially launched in April 2016. Click the link below to read the full press release:

NPUAP_CMS_Meeting_Release_1-2017

Recognizing that new research findings called for an updating of NPUAP 2007 staging definitions, NPUAP appointed a multi-disciplinary Staging Task Force to review the scientific literature and prepare refined definitions.Click the link below to read the full position statement on staging:

NPUAP Position Statement on Staging Jan 2017