Updating of the npuap staging system

Although the NPUAP altered some terms and clarified definitions, there have been no substantive conceptual changes to the 2014 International Pressure Ulcer Classification System.

November 2016 To celebrate World Stop Pressure Ulcer/Injury Day, a 25% discount will apply to all purchases of the Guideline from November 17th.

Expressions of Interest for Small Working Group members will be made on EPUAP, NPUAP and PPPIA organization websites and (when applicable) in newsletters in late 2017.

Expressions of Interest for involvement in the Guideline development are not accepted from industry representatives.

The recommendation to avoid using small cell alternating pressure mattresses and overlays has been retracted by the guideline development team.

In one older study (Bliss, Mc Laren et al., 1966) pressure ulcers occurred more frequently in individuals who received a small cell mattress (diameter 1.5 to 2 inches or 3.8 to 5.1 cm) compared with a large cell mattress (diameter 6 inches or 15.25 cm).

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