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2019 International Guideline Launch

Join us for the launch of the 2019 Clinical Guidelines!

11/15/2019 to 11/16/2019
When: Friday, Nov. 15th - Saturday, Nov. 16th
11:30 AM
Where: USC Hotel and University of Southern California (USC) Campus
3540 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California  90007
United States
Contact: Emily Clifford

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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has the privilege of launching the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG). 

The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics is excited to welcome NPUAP to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on November 15-16, 2019, for the launch of this international guideline, an event which occurs once every 15 years in the United States.

The CPG was developed in collaboration with our international partners: the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA). The CPG is a consolidation of current evidence-based clinical practice recommendations for all those involved in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. This is the third in a series of international pressure ulcer/injury guidelines. The 2014 edition of this guideline sold over 6,000 copies; was downloaded over 200,000 times; and cited 155 times in peer-reviewed journals. The 2019 update has enjoyed even broader international input with the addition of 14 international associate organizations participating in the guideline development process and plans for review by over 1,000 registered international stakeholders. 


Target Audience & Participants

Those interested in a systems level approach to implementation of this evidence-based guideline, International Guideline Partners (Associate Organizations, Guideline Governance Group members, Small Working Group members), administrators, public policy makers, researchers, educators and clinicians.


NPUAP Launch Planning Committee
  • Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, Co-Chair
  • Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Co-Chair
  • Janet Cuddigan; PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
  • William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc
  • Lee Ruotsi, MD, ABWMS, CWSP, UHM
  • Virginia Capasso, PhD, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CWS 


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CEU Credit Information
This conference has been approved for 9.0 hours of Category 1, ANCC, and Dietitian credit. 

PT /OT – Please reach out to your PT/OT state board to submit for credit.    

Category 1
 Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 9.0 contact hour(s) for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CDR (Dietician)

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 9.0 CEUs for completion of this program/material November 15-16, 2019. (November 15= 3.5 CEUs, November 16= 5.5 CEUs).  Codes: 9010, 9020, 9030, 9050

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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