World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has designated November 17, 2016 as World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day and is urging states to join the effort and raise awareness about the need to prevent pressure injuries. As of October 1st, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, and the District of Columbia have issued State Proclamations for Pressure Injury Prevention Awareness Day. The NPUAP is working through Congressional channels to seek a Federal Declaration from the President for a Pressure Injury Prevention Awareness Day to occur each year on the 3rd Thursday of November. This would then coincide with their worldwide partners.