Complimentary NPUAP Webinars.

On February 20, 2018 NPUAP offered a free webinar presented by Scott Matthew Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP and Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN and moderated by Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN.

Dr. Bolhack’s and Dr. Cuddigans’s webinar, titled Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Injury Staging  is now available for viewing  on  the NPUAP website. Handouts and course information are  also available.

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Free NPUAP Webinar – FAQs about Pressure Injury Staging.

On Tuesday, February 20 from 1:00-2:00pm EDT NPUAP is offering a free webinar presented by Scott Matthew Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP and Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN and moderated by Joyce A. Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN.

Dr. Bolhack’s and Dr. Cuddigans’s webinar, titled Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Injury Staging will briefly describe the 2016 NPUAP Pressure Injury Staging System. Discuss answers to frequently asked questions about differentiating among pressure injury stages and will also discuss clinical principles and strategies for differentiating pressure injuries from other types of wounds.

This webinar is only open to the first 2,000 registrants so register today!  For more information on the webinar and how to register visit:

If you are unable to attend the live webinar or are interested in viewing previous webinars that were presented in 2015, 2016 and 2017 please visit the following website to access the recordings and handouts:

Gero Nurse Prep Faculty Member Dr. Joyce Black awarded national award for work in wound care

Joyce Black, Ph.D., professor, College of Nursing-Omaha Division, was awarded the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (NPUAP) President’s Recognition Award at its biennial conference earlier this month. The award is a significant achievement as it recognizes Dr. Black as a national expert in the wound care provider community.

Dr. Black is a certified wound care nurse and a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing, inducted for her work in the field of pressure injuries. Her clinical practice has focused on orthopedics, critical care, burn care, respiratory diseases, wound care, and plastic surgery.

In addition to serving as an NPUAP director for many years, Dr. Black served as president in 2006 and 2007. She chaired NPUAP’s effort to define pressure injuries — ulcers — and mucous membranes in 2010. Dr. Black also identified the problem of deep tissue pressure injury while serving on the NPUAP board and clarified its definition in 2016.

She is widely published in the area of pressure injuries and assisted with the development of both the 2009 and 2014 International Clinical Practice Guidelines. She also served as co-chair of the Pressure Injury Staging Task Force. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Thomas Stewart Founder’s Award. The NPUAP President’s Recognition Award was created in 2013 and is presented to an individual who has made special contributions to NPUAP and to the field of pressure injury prevention and treatment.




New Pressure Injury Presentation Added to Gero Nurse Prep

Gero Nurse Prep is pleased to announce that we have added material to our Module 7 section on Integument. Gero Nurse Prep faculty and internationally recognized wound specialist and researcher Dr. Joyce Black, was a key author of the updated 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Council Pressure Injury Guidelines. Dr. Black has put together a presentation for you based on the official NPUAC resources that provides an overview of these new guidelines, to include definitions, staging, and documentation of pressure injury. Check it out today in Module 7!

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Using Devices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Treatment

NPUAP is having a pressure ulcer prevention webinar on March 30, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Presenters: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN & Evan Call, MS, CSM (NRM)

Dr. Joyce Black, Associate Professor at the UNMC College of Nursing, and faculty contributor to Gero Nurse Prep, was recently recognized for both clinical and advocacy expertise.


  1. Compare and contrast the patient risk factors for pressure ulcer development that match support surface characteristics used for prevention
  2. Explain the benefits to use of a low air loss or microclimate management surface, an alternating pressure surface and a continuous low pressure surface for the treatment of pressure ulcers
  3. Describe how to determine if the support surface is working
  4. Describe how to develop an algorithm for the facility to use support surfaces

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NPUAP Hosts Free Webinar in support of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is proud to announce that World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is to be celebrated on November 19, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time.

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For more information on World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day check out the extensive materials package at below URL: