What are the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recommended research priorities for pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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A monograph prepared by the Research Committee of the NPUAP (now the NPIAP) suggested the following research priorities [7] :

  • Outcome-focused research
  • Intervention and product efficacy studies
  • Basic research related to staging of ulcers
  • Refinement of risk assessment methods
  • Risk-based, multi-interventional trials

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