NPIAP Announces Small Grant Recipient

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has announced the recipient of its new Small Grants program.

In an Oct. 4 news release, NPIAP congratulated Jana Ponce, Ph.D., RD, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Ponce’s proposal — Fatty Acids and Pressure Injury — “aims to investigate the association of n-3 FAs [fatty acids] with improved skin integrity and decreased PI [pressure injury] development, potentially mediated by the anti-inflammatory effects of specialized pro-resolving mediators,” the NPIAP noted.

The n-3 acids are often commonly referred to as Omega-3 fatty acids, which the National Institutes of Health say are found in fish, flaxseed, soybeans, and canola oil.

The Small Grants project duration is 12 months.

In announcing the program in June, the NPIAP said its goal is “to provide funding for small research projects, such as pilot studies.”

Proposals were required to address an NPIAP research priority, including methods and/or technologies that prevent pressure injuries; devices that prevent pressure injuries and how to implement their use; and optimal caregiver teaching strategies to prevent pressure injuries at home.


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