Individuals who served on the Clinical Guidelines Committee from initiation of the project until its approval were Thomas D. Barry, MD; Molly Cooke, MD; Paul Dallas, MD; Nick Fitterman, MD; Mary Ann Forciea, MD; Russell P. Searches were limited to English-language publications. The outcomes evaluated for this guideline include complete wound healing, wound size (surface area, volume, and depth) reduction, pain, prevention of sepsis, prevention of osteomyelitis, recurrence rate, and harms of treatment (including but not limited to pain, dermatologic complications, bleeding, and infection).This guideline grades the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations by using ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system.of Bioengineering and the Mc Gowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Brienza established and directs the Tissue Integrity Management Lab at Pitt, which is dedicated to pressure ulcer research including clinical trials, preclinical studies on physiological responses to mechanical and heat loading, and development of new technology.
New resources to help prevent VTE in pregnant and post-partum women are now available, including a risk assessment tool, education, information for women and their families, and posters for staff.The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.Sharon Baranoski MSN, RN, FAAN, CWOCN, DAPWCA is a Mastered prepared Advanced Practice Nurse, who is Board Certified in wound care. She has co-authored three editions of the textbook, Wound Care Essential: Practice Principles; and many articles, & book chapters related to various wound care topics.She is internationally recognized as an author, speaker, and consultant. Sharon has served as the Director of the Annual Clinical Symposium on Skin & Wound Care hosted by Lippincott, William and Wilkins for 29 years.She is an alumnus of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board, & the American Professional Wound Care Association.