JWOCN Announces Publication of Updated NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging System
You have been waiting and finally JWOCN is excited and honored to publish the definitive manuscript describing the Revised Pressure Injury Staging System from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). The revised pressure injury staging system was created by a multidisciplinary Task Force and the NPUAP concensus conferences to reflect current scientific and clinical understanding of pressure injuries and to facilitate accuracy in staging. This article describes NPUAP's methodological and collaborative approach, the consensus process, and the important changes that resulted. It is now available by following this link.
Many governmental agencies and professional organizations have voiced their support of these changes. Specifically, The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the National Databank of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) are looking to incorporate the new terminology. Incorporation into Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), and ICD-11 payment codes are being explored. In addition, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOCN) Society, the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapists (CAET), the Pan Pacific Pressure Ulcer Alliance (PPPIA) of Australia, the Hong Kong Enterostomal Nurses Association, the New Zealand Wound Care Society, the Wound Healing Society of Singapore, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have publically endorsed the changes.
This article is imperative and crucial reading for all clinicians and providers involved in pressure injury prevention and treatment and is the primary source for the 2016 NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging System.
New Collection of Magnet Nurse Award Winner
The JWOCN would like to acknowledge the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program, as well as the important role that Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) nurses play in helping their hospitals achieve Magnet status. As part of this important recognition, The ANCC National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contributions of clinical nurses for innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking. Three certified WOCN Society members have received this prestigious award - June Amling, CWON (Childrens National Health System, Washington, DC), Tod Brindle, CWOCN (VCU Health Systems/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA), and Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, CWOCN (Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ) Follow this link for a Topical Collection of published articles from one of these Magnet nurses, Tod Brindle.
Joyce Pittman PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN
JWOCN Deputy Editor
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