NPUAPNational Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
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Fatores como microclima, nutricao, perfusao, comorbidades e condicao do tecido mole, tambem contribuem para a tolerancia desse tecido e cisalhamento (Araujo e colaboradores, 2016; NPUAP, 2016).
Various groups such as the Royal College of Nursing and NPUAP have established prevention guidelines.
Skilled nursing facilities need to take a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to residents' skin health, coordinating the efforts of shift nurses, nutrition teams, direct-care workers and primary care clinicians, says Martie Moore, RN, chief nursing officer at Medline, Mundelein, Ill., and a member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).
The most commonly used staging system for pressure ulcers is that developed by the US National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in conjunction with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP).
[7] National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Website,
[2] Pressure Ulcer Stages Revised by NPUAP, National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, Press Release, Washington, DC, USA, 2007.
Mucosal pressure ulcers: A NPUAP position statement.
Seven patients had stage 4 sores while 3 had stage 3 sores (staging by NPUAP system).
Pressure sores are the direct consequence of heavy or prolonged pressure and/or of stretching and cutting mechanisms that cause mechanical stress on tissues and vessels in those areas that are strictly bounded by protruding bones (NPUAP 2008).
The international collaboration adds a new dimension to the guidelines, NPUAP President Laura Edsberg, Ph.D., said in an interview.