Did you know that pressure related injuries are one of the most common injuries experienced by patients in a hospital? According to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel; no other preventable event occurs as frequently as pressure related injuries. Once called bedsores, pressure injuries are localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue. They usually form over bony prominences (like the
tailbone and heels) or in relation to medical devices (like a breathing tube that presses on the face).
The goal of Pressure Injury prevention day is to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention and educate both the general public as well as healthcare professionals on this topic.
The national pressure injury advisory panel is providing free material to help further this goal. Click here to download their fact sheet on pressure injuries & patient guide for pressure injuries.