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Pressure Injury Prevention Day - November 19

A picture of three hospital beds. Photo by pexels user Pixbay. Used courtesy of Pexels,comAs declared by The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), and officially signed into recognition by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Thursday, November 19, 2020 marks Pressure Injury Prevention Day. Pressure injuries, commonly known as bedsores, often develop into ulcers when left untreated. This can lead to immense pain and life-threatening complications. While preventable, pressure injuries claim the lives of over 60,000 Americans annually.

Governor Wolf signed the proclamation to continue to shed light on ODP's Skin Integrity Initiative established in 2018 by ODP Medical Director Dr. Gregory Cherpes. You can learn more about Pressure Injury Prevention and ODP's Skin Integrity Initiative here.