Unavoidable Pressure Injury during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Paper from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel

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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)

The purposes of this National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Position Paper are to:

  1. Summarize the current NPIAP position regarding unavoidable pressure injuries.
  2. Examine the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the scope of what is considered an unavoidable pressure injury.
  3. State the position of the NPIAP regarding determinations of unavoidable pressure injuries during the COVID-19 crisis.
  4. Renew the NPIAP call to collaborate on the development of criteria for the determination of unavoidable pressure injuries in acute care.
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Focus Area: Pressure Injury, Pandemic / COVID / Public Health Emergency