National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Terms and Definitions
A common language is needed for effective communication in discussion of support surfaces. The Support Surface Standards Initiative of the NPUAP issued a list of 40 Terms and Definitions with an extensive literature review.
Mattress Evaluation Sheet
This is a suggested form that may be used to assist in making an informed decision between mattress sample products.
Surface Selection Guide - Categories and Patient Criteria
This guide is discussed in our on-line course titled "Choosing the Support Surface". This course is about choosing the product category to match patient needs.