New DTPI Practice Guide Available from the NPIAP
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) is pleased to announce the release of a joint educational project with WoundVision to develop a practice guide to aid in the diagnosis of Deep Tissue Pressure Injury (DTPI). Titled, “Deep Tissue Pressure Injury or an Imposter”, the guide depicts the early appearance and evolution of DTPI from intact, deep red/maroon or purple skin to epidermolysis and “blood blisters.” The guide also includes the differential diagnoses (imposters) of ischemic and traumatic injury that can mimic DTPI. DTPI was first described by NPIAP in 2002 as a significant cause of serious pressure injuries. The organization has worked to improve the understanding of the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of this form of pressure injury. The NPIAP and WoundVision guide can be printed directly at no cost on NPIAP’s website as well as WoundVision’s website. Poster-size copies of the guide can also be printed from the NPIAP website or obtained from your WoundVision representative.
About the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel is a multidisciplinary group of experts in pressure injuries. The NPIAP serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education, and research. Click here to contact NPIAP.
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