National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) changes name to
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP). The new name reflects the future direction of the organization and a reaffirming of our commitment to adopt the internationally preferred term, pressure injury, in place of pressure ulcer.
A thorough review of all possible names that might be in alignment with our mission was conducted prior to the board voting to adopt National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. The name change has been approved by the state of New York, where our organization is incorporated. We are currently working with an attorney on trademarking the acronym and logo.
The new name presents an opportunity to innovate and with that, comes our new more contemporary logo For NPIAP, the patient will always be at the center (green core) of what we do. The sunrays emanating from the core represent NPIAP's work in reaching out to improve outcomes for patients with education, research and public policy.