I17 - NATIONAL PRESSURE ULCER ADVISORY PANEL RECOMMENDATION FOR PRESSURE ULCER NOMENCLATURE CHANGE

March 18, 2017

Resolution I17

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, due to foreseeable unintended litigation and regulatory consequences, oppose the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recommended change in nomenclature from “pressure ulcer” to “pressure injury;”

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Society oppose changing nomenclature for ICD-10 diagnoses from “pressure ulcer” to “pressure injury;”

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Society request that the American Medical Association and other interested professional organizations formally oppose a change in nomenclature from “pressure ulcer” to “pressure injury” in the ICD-10 and other diagnostic catalogues and classification systems.