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PRESSURE ULCERS IN AMERICA: Prevalence, Incidence, and Implications for the Future: An Executive Summary of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Monograph

Section Editor(s): Cuddigan, Janet PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN; Berlowitz, Dan R. MD, MPH; Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, CS, CWOCN

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Board of Directors

Features: Special Report

Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; an Alumna of the NPUAP Board of Directors; and Chief Editor of the NPUAP monograph on pressure ulcers in America.

Dan R. Berlowitz, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Associate Director, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes & Economic Research, VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA; and an NPUAP board member.

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, CS, CWOCN, is a Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University, New York, NY; Senior Advisor, John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Associate Editor of the NPUAP monograph; and an NPUAP board member.

Please address correspondence to: Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWOCN, NPUAP President, NPUAP, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 8, Reston, VA 20190-5202; E-mail: npuap@npuap.org

This paper summarizes the NPUAP monograph: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Cuddigan, J., Ayello, E. A., & Sussman, C. (Eds.). (2001). Pressure Ulcers in America: Prevalence, Incidence, and Implications for the Future. Reston, VA: NPUAP (pp. 184).

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel board members during the creation and production of the monograph (1999-2001): Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, CS, CWOCN; Mona M. Baharestani, PhD, NP, CWOCN, CWS; Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWOCN; Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CETN; Richard G. Bennett, MD; Dan R. Berlowitz, MD, MPH; Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN, CPSN; David M. Brienza, PhD; Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN; Rita A. Frantz, PhD, RN, FAAN; Morris D. Kerstein, MD, FACS; Diane K. Langemo, PhD, RN; Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN; Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD; Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT; Carrie Sussman, PT; Donald Saye, DPM; Spencer Van B. Wilking, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF; George C. Xakellis, MD, MBA.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.