NPUAP divulga revisão dos padrões de desempenho de superfícies de apoio para LP

O National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, grupo multidisciplinar de especialistas em lesões por pressão, divulgou no último dia 7/03 a revisão do padrão ANSI / RESNA SS-1-2014, aprovado pelo American National Standard Institute (ANSI). A revisão inclui quatro novos métodos de teste para avaliar características importantes de desempenho de superfícies de apoio, incluindo colchões, coberturas de colchões e sistemas integrados de camas relacionados à prevenção e ao tratamento de lesões por pressão. Este padrão nacional foi desenvolvido pelo NPUAP Support Standards Initiate (S3I) e está disponível através do RESNA, no link https://www.resna.org/standards/support-surfaces/support-surfaces

Leia, abaixo, o documento original da divulgação, em inglês:

Washington, DC. -  On February 15, 2019, the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved a revision to the ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2014 standard. The revision includes 4 new test methods to evaluate important performance characteristics of support surfaces, including mattresses, mattress overlays, and integrated bed systems related to the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. This National standard has been developed by the NPUAP Support Surface Standards Initiate (S3I) and is available through RESNA (https://www.resna.org/standards/support-surfaces/support-surfaces).  

Stakeholders including clinicians, manufacturers, and users can all benefit from the development of standardized methods to assess the characteristics of support surfaces. Detailed information provided by standardized testing will help clinicians to objectively match support surface’s performance with the needs of individual users. Testing standards also assist manufacturers by guiding new product development and in the improvement of existing products.  Sellers too, will benefit by being able to clearly describe and compare products from multiple manufacturers. Lastly, users will benefit by having a support surface that truly supports their needs.

These standards are intended to provide means of identifying and measuring clinically meaningful metrics for comparison. 

ANSI/RESNA SS-1-2019 now consists of the following sections under the general title Support Surfaces: 

Volume 1: Requirements and Test Methods for Full Body Support Surfaces 

Section 1:     Vocabulary

Section 2:     Standard Protocol for Measuring Immersion In: Full Body Support Surfaces

Section 3:     Standard Protocol for Measuring Heat and Water Vapor Dissipation  Characteristics of Full Body Support Surfaces – Body Analog Method

Section 4:     Standard Protocol for Measuring Heat and Water Vapor Dissipation  Characteristics of Full Body Support Surfaces – Sweating Guarded Hot Plate (SGHP) Method

Section 5:     Support Surface Horizontal Stiffness Test

Section 6:     Envelopment and Immersion – Hemispherical Indenter Test

Section 7:     Envelopment with Dual Semispherical Indenter Test

Section 8:     Standard Protocol for Measuring Water Vapor Dissipation Characteristics of Full Body Support Surfaces – Heated Water Bladder Method 


The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel is a multidisciplinary group of experts in pressure injury. The NPUAP serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research. Contact NPUAP at npuap@npuap.org. 
 
  

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