2021 World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day – November 18, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The objective of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention and to educate the public on this topic.  “Each year, more than 2.5 million people in the United States develop pressure ulcers. These skin lesions bring pain, associated risk for serious infection, and increased health care utilization.”[1]

Download and use these references to get the word out!

You can view more information and sign up for emails from NPIAP on its website.  You’ll also find a lot of free materials such as:

You’ll also find NPIAP COVID-19 Related Resources for Pressure Injury Prevention on their website.

[1] https://www.ahrq.gov/patient-safety/settings/hospital/resource/pressureulcer/tool/index.html