What is Npuap?

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) was an independent nonprofit organization formed in 1987 and dedicated to the prevention, management, treatment, and research of pressure ulcers.

How many stages of pressure ulcers are defined by Npuap?

February 2007 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has redefined the definition of a pressure ulcer and the stages of pressure ulcers, including the original 4 stages and adding 2 stages on deep tissue injury and unstageable pressure ulcers.

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How often should pressure sore dressings be changed?

Dressings should be changed regularly and as soon as they become soiled with urine or feces to prevent wound contamination. Each dressing change should be accompanied by concurrent wound reassessment. Figure 3. Algorithm for help in choosing an appropriate class of dressings for pressure ulcer management.

What does a Braden score of 16 mean?

The Braden Scale uses a scores from less than or equal to 9 to as high as 23. The lower the number, the higher the risk is for developing an acquired ulcer or injury. 19-23 = no risk. 15-18 = mild risk. 13-14 = moderate risk.

What is the best ointment for pressure sores?


  • alginate dressings – these are made from seaweed and contain sodium and calcium, which are known to speed up the healing process.
  • hydrocolloid dressings – contain a gel that encourages the growth of new skin cells in the ulcer, while keeping the surrounding healthy skin dry.

Is zinc oxide good for bed sores?

Results showed that topical zinc oxide had increased wound healing, increased reepithelialization, decreased rates of infection and decreased rates of deterioration of ulcers. Topical zinc oxide has shown to improve the rate of wound healing in patients, regardless of their zinc status.

What is a Stage 3 wound?

Depth of the Wound A stage 3 bedsores is a deep tissue injury. It is a tunneling wound that penetrates the top layers of skin and underlying tissue but not the bone or muscle. Seek immediate medical attention if your loved one has or may have a stage 3 bedsore.

Is the National pressure ulcer advisory panel ( NPUAP ) revised?

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has revised the definition and stages of pressure injury. The revision was undertaken to incorporate the current understanding of the etiology of pressure injuries and to clarify the anatomical features present or absent in each stage of injury.

Can a pressure injury be staged with NPUAP?

Only pressure injuries should be staged with the NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging System.

What did the NPUAP Board of directors do in 2015?

In January 2015, the NPUAP Board of Directors (BOD) approved a review of the staging system. A task force was appointed to examine the current system and to review literature relevant to staging. The work of the task force resulted in a revision of the staging definitions and artwork to clarify and refine the staging system.

What was the change in the NPUAP staging system?

The NPUAP Pressure Ulcer Staging System was refined, beginning with the change in terminology from pressure injury to pressure injury in order to include soft tissue injury without ulceration (Stage 1 and DTPI).