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World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

November 18, 2016

Craig Hospital will join hospitals across the country and globe in observing World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, November 17, 2016.

Craig Hospital recognizes the contributions of the Staff and their role as essential in the first line in preventing Pressure Injury. Craig Hospital educates patients and families on the impact that pressure injuries can have on patients quality of life. Activities will include providing the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's education brochure to all patients at Craig Hospital along with commemorative green colored bands and mustaches. Green is nationally known as the color that represents Spinal Cord Injury.

Diane Reinhard, Vice President of Patient Care Services at Craig Hospital commented, "All of us at Craig Hospital are proud of the efforts put forth by our Staff. We support that Pressure Injury Prevention only occurs when staff from all disciplines engage in prevention efforts. We hope to make our community more aware of the importance of prevention to avoid pressure injuries.

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day was first observed in 2013 and is growing in recognition from many governing bodies across the world. It is most appropriate to set aside a special time to recognize the contributions of hospital personnel. The annual celebration of Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is sponsored by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (