November 15 is World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has designated November 15, 2018 as World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day.
The objective of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to increase national awareness for pressure injury prevention and
to educate the public on this topic.

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) estimates that more than 2.5 million individuals in the U.S. develop pressure injuries annually, and medical management of pressure injuries costs the U.S. health care system $9.1 to $11.6 billion per annum. Even more significantly, 60,000 people die yearly from pressure injury complications. 
NPUAP has developed an extensive media materials package appropriate for all health care settings and organizations which are available on their website.

HAP has been working with Pennsylvania hospitals to decrease the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries. Through the use of evidence-based protocols, targeted education, and the development of individual action plans for rapid improvement, hospitals have the advantage of this time-tested collaborative program. On-site visits conducted by advance practice wound care nurses and an expert faculty advisory panel provide a wide range of expertise in current wound care practices and pressure injury avoidance.
If your organization has identified a need to reduce hospital-acquired pressure injuries, contact Janette Bisbee for assistance.

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