Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance

The Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) is an alliance of wound associations in the Pan Pacific region that have a common goal to reduce suffering from wounds.

The PPPIA mission is to increase knowledge about pressure injuries through improved education and research in Pan Pacific countries, leading to improved outcomes for individual patients with pressure injuries.


SPID Activities in the Pan Pacific Region

20 Nov 2022

Thank you to all the teams across the Pan Pacific who supported International Stop Pressure Injury Day in 2022.

2022 SPID Activities of the Chinese Nursing Association

2022 SPID Activities of the New Zealand Wound Care Association

2022 SPID Activities of the Taiwan Chi Mei Medical Centre

2022 SPID Activities of the Enterostomal Therapy Nurse Association (Thailand)

2022 SPID Activities at Singapore Dover Park Hospice

2022 SPID Activities at Changi General Hospital, Singapore

2022 SPID Activities at Singapore General Hospital

Stakeholder Survey for 2024 Guidelines Priorities

23 April 2022

The EPUAP, NPIAP and PPPIA will be updating the International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline for release in 2024. Please help us determine the priority clinical questions and outcomes that should be included in the 2024 Guideline. We invite you to complete the stakeholder survey here. Stakeholders include patients and their families, health care providers, researchers, industry and anyone who shares our goal of bringing evidence-based recommendations to the bedside to improve pressure ulcer/injury prevention and treatment world-wide.

50% Discount Off Pressure Injury Guideline

April 2022

We are pleased to let you know that the International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries/Ulcers is now available at 50% discount. You can access the discount at the guideline store.

World Wide Stop Pressure Injury Day

November 2021

18th November is World Wide Stop Pressure Injury Day (SPID). In November 2021, the International Guideline GGG will launch an evaluation of the InterPIP App. Download the guideline app on your ios or Android device today and participate in the app evaluation when the survey opens.

See what NZWCS are doing to raise awareness of SPID in November 2021.

Download the free PPPIA Stop Pressure Injury Day logo for free use.

Wheelchair Seating Pocket Guide

27 March 2021

PPPIA together with Permobil are please to provide a new Wheelchair Seating Pocket Guide.

This pocket guide was designed to assist in the multidisciplinary approach to selecting wheelchair seating components for pressure injury prevention and treatment. The pocket guide is based on recommendations and best practice statements included in the 2019 International Guideline. It is intended as a brief overview and is best used in conjunction with the full 2019 International Guideline and the free abridged Quick Reference Guide.



International Guideline QRG App Launch

11 March 2021

PPPIA, in partnership with the EPUAP, NPIAP, and app developer Sensorydata Corp, proudly announces the launch of the InterPIP App! InterPIP is the Official Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment Guideline Mobile App! Available now in iOS and Android mobile devices!

Become one of the first users of the Official NPIAP, EPUAP, and PPPIA Guideline mobile app! Install on your Android or iOs device now.

This easy to use mobile application puts the Quick Reference Guide into the palm of your and your hands.

  • Bookmark
  • Share
  • Search
  • Utilize all of the recommendations anywhere you're treating patients.
  • Review stages and see comparative images
  • Review positioning recommendations
  • Search keywords to quickly find critical information.

For questions or inquiries regarding the Mobile App please contact info@sensorydatacorp.com Look out for the full Pro-Version on its way in 2021.

Guideline Governance Group wins 2020 JWC WUWHS Gold Award

27 February 2021

The PPPIA is proud to be part of the International Guideline Governance Group who won the JWC WUWHS Gold award for Advances in Pressure Care. Congratulations to the GGG for their immense contribution to advancing the guidance for care of people with and at risk of pressure injuries. This award acknowledges the hard work of volunteer SWG members, whose contributions made the International Guideline possible.

Quick Reference Mobile App Launch

3 December 2020

The PPPIA, in partnership with the NPIAP, EPUAP, and Sensorydata Corp, announce the upcoming International Guideline Mobile App

We'd like to cordially invite you to become one of the first exclusive Private Beta users of the Official EPUAP, NPIAP and PPPIA mobile app! Just go to this link and sign up. The first 100 people to sign up, not only will get the sneak preview, but also will get the app free for 3 months when it is released (expected in early 2021).

This exciting new app brings all of the years of hard work put into the International Guideline into a handheld, useful mobile application. The Private Beta version features the full Quick Reference Guide and can be installed in native format on any iPhone or Android mobile device.

Please sign up to be among the first to use it!

ECRI Guidelines Trust ® Acceptance of 2019 Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline

3 November 2020

The PPPIA is pleased to announce that the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline has been reviewed and accepted by the ECRI Guidelines Trust ®. The ECRI summaries of the International Guideline are available at these links after registering at the ECRI Guidelines Trust ® website (registration is free).

Acceptance on the ECRI Guidelines Trust ® website serves as validation of the high quality of the 2019 International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guideline. The ECRI Guidelines Trust ® website allows clinicians to compare this guideline with other similar guidelines. Because the ECRI Guidelines Trust ® website only contains a summary of posted guidelines, we recommend that those interested in implementing pressure ulcer/injury prevention and treatment guidelines access the free QRG and consider purchasing the full CPG available at the guideline shop.

New resources released by PPPIA

24 June 2020

The Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance is pleased to release a number of resources designed to be used by health professionals in conjunction with the 2019 International Guideline. The PPPIA Pressure Injury Flow Chart, first published as a companion to the 2012 Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Guideline, has been updated to reflect the new practice recommendations (and evidence rankings) in the 2019 International Guideline. These resources are intended to be used in conjunction with the full Clinical Practice Guideline, available at guidelinesales.com. The first flow charts available for free download are Prevention and Treatment Flow Chart for Adults (full and simplified versions) and Prevention and Treatment Flow Chart for Neonates and Children (full and simplified versions).

International Guideline Launch - New Zealand

18 May 2020

After having their launch plans significantly disrupted by Covid-19 related restrictions, the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS) hosted a wonderful web conference to launch the guideline in their region on 18 May 2020. The conference was hosted by Leanne Bolton, Chair of the NZWCS Pressure Injury Advisory Group. The NZWCS were delighted to have special guests from NZ government partners, Rachel Fluke and Alex Johnson (Accident Compensation Committee) and Susan Melvin and Leona Dann (Health Quality and Safety Commission). Overseas special guests in attendance at this unique guideline launch included Assoc. Professor Emily Haesler (guideline methodologist) and Blake Wilson and Sriyani Ranasinghe (Wounds Australia.) From the comfort of their own homes and workplaces, the audience enjoyed presentations from Ms Pam Mitchell, PPPIA Guideline Governance Group member from New Zealand, and Assoc. Professor Emily Haesler, the guideline methodologist.

Cochrane Library – COVID-19 Response

29 March 2020

The Cochrane Library has announced that commencing 26 March 2020, The Cochrane Library is now temporarily unrestricted for everyone in every country of the world, providing access to high-quality, independent evidence to inform health decision-making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes access to a special collection on Covid-19 Infection Control and Prevention Measures and a collection on the Covid-19 Issues Relevant to Critical Care. Read full details of Cochrane’s response to COVID-19 here.

International Guideline Launch - Singapore

29 November 2019

On 28-29 November 2019, the Wound Healing Society of Singapore were delighted to launch the new Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries. The event was attended by Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance Guideline Governance Group member Prof Keryln Carville and Ms Yee Yee Chang. The Chief Executive Officer of SingHealth launched the guideline with cutting of the guideline cake. Six health professionals represented the Wound Healing Society of Singapore in Small Working Groups for the development of the guideline.

New International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Released

12 November 2019

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPIAP) are pleased to announce the release of the new Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries. The goal of this international collaboration was to develop evidence-based recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries that could be used by health professionals throughout the world. An explicit scientific methodology has been used to identify and critically appraise all available research.

"EPUAP is pleased to part of this truly international collaboration. The Guideline Governance Group (GGG) and all small working groups worked intensely at global level to summarize the evidence and to develop practical recommendations to support clinical practice for our patients. We are looking forward to seeing how these new guidelines will be implemented and how they will further support better patient care." stated Professor. Dr. Dimitri Beeckman, EPUAP President.

Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of NPIAP says "The NPIAP is pleased to join our international partners, the EPUAP and PPPIA, in releasing this international guideline. The guideline critically analyzes and summarizes a large body of international research to develop evidence-based clinical recommendations. The guideline bridges a critical gap by accelerating the translation of research into practice to improve patient outcomes."

"The Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) is proud to have partnered with the NPIAP, EPUAP and the 14 international Associate Partner Organisations in the development of the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Clinical Practice Guideline and Quick Reference Guide. The International Guideline contains 114 evidence-based recommendations and 62 good practice statements and 20 quality indicators, which will facilitate translation of guideline evidence into clinical practice and ultimately improve care outcomes for individuals across all health settings" says Keryln Carville, PPPIA Chair.

The NPIAP has the privilege of introducing the latest Guideline at an educational and celebratory launch event at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, November 15-16, 2019.

Hard copy and electronic versions of the Clinical Practice Guideline and the Quick Reference Guideline may be ordered at https://guidelinesales.com/ after 5 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, November 16th.