PPPIA

Pan-Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance

Classification System Resource

The 2019 International Pressure Injury Guideline recommends that good practice includes using a pressure injury classification system to classify and document the level of tissue loss (good practice statement 9.2) and that clinical agreement in pressure injury classification among health professionals be verified (good practice statement 9.3). In the Pan-Pacific region (including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore), the NPUAP/EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Classification System (2014) is the recommended system for classifying pressure injuries in clinical settings.

The PPPIA have developed a range of classification tools to assist health professionals in classifying pressure injuries. Pressure injuries can appear differently in skins of different tone. To assist health professionals delivering care in multicultural settings and across the geographic range of the Pan Pacific, the PPPIA have developed classification tools for a range of different populations. The tools include adapted text from the NPUAP/EPUAP International Pressure Ulcer Classification System (2014); 3D graphics and photographs. These tools are provided at no cost and can be reproduced. See the Statement on Permissions for Use.

Pressure Injury Flow Charts

Care flow charts provides a systematic and visual overview of steps in the care process. The PPPIA has developed a range of care flow charts that summarise components of care delivery for prevention and treatment of pressure injuries for a range of different populations and clinical settings. These resources are intended as companion documents to the 2019 International Pressure Injury Guideline. Full versions of the flow charts include cross references to recommendations and their Strength of Evidence and Strength of Recommendation, as presented in the 2019 International Pressure Injury Guideline. The PPPIA strongly recommend reviewing the full version of the 2019 International Pressure Injury Guideline for implementation considerations, contraindications and cautions, and discussion of the evidence underpinning recommendations and good practice statements. These tools are provided at no cost and can be reproduced. See the Statement on Permissions for Use.

Statement on Permissions for Use

The PPPIA Pressure Injury Classification System Flow Charts are provided at no cost. Reproduction of the PPPIA Classification System tools and Flow Charts is permitted for all educational purposes in the original formats (including acknowledgements and logos) available on this website. For permission to reproduce the PPPIA Classification System tools and Flow Charts in any format varied from the presentation on this website, please contact the PPPIA with full details of the variations you intend to make to the resources.