Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline

The International Guideline, 4th Edition

Work is commencing on the next edition of the International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline. Your early stakeholder involvement is always welcomed. You can:

  1. Register your interest as a stakeholder to review and comment on the guideline before its final publication. Our stakeholders receive emails when new content is available to review, when we seek formal engagement in the guideline development process and when sponsorship opens. We let you know when opportunities for input into the guideline are open!
  2. Has your research been accepted for publication? If you recently submitted a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, you can supply it directly to the guideline development team for consideration. You must include evidence that your paper has been through peer review and is accepted for publication. Email your publication to: admin@internationalguideline.com

The International Guideline, 3rd Edition (2019)

The Guideline Governance Group and the participating partner organisations:

are proud to announce that the International Guideline (third edition) is now available. The goal of this international collaboration is to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries for use by health professionals throughout the world. An explicit scientific methodology has been used to identify and critically appraise all available research.

The guideline presents recommendations made on the best evidence available at time of publication as consistent with the guideline methodology. Nothing in this guideline is intended as endorsement of a specific product. The guideline developers do not give any approvals for use of guideline branding or logos to endorse products. Nothing in this guideline is intended as advice regarding credentialing standards, coding standards or reimbursement regulations.

For the International Guideline (third edition, 2019), small working groups included representatives from Associate Organisations of the Partner Organisations (EPUAP, NPIAP and PPPIA). Associate Organisations are:

The International Guideline, QRG App

Announcing the Official Mobile App of the EPUAP, NPIAP, and PPPIA - 2019 International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline! You're invited to the launch of our exciting new app! We've taken the years of time and dedication poured into the International Guideline, and turned it into a useful Mobile App. This beautiful app places all of the Quick Reference Guideline content at your fingertips today... Find out more now!

World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Malysian Society of Wound Care Professionals Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada Indonesian Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Association
Indonesian Wound Care Clinician Association Philipine Wound Care Society Saudi Chapter of Enterostomal Therapy China Nursing Association
A Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia (SOBEST) Jiangsu Nursing Association Thai Enterostomal Therapy Society Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers
Wounds Canada Korean Association of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses

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