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.