Today, we are celebrating World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. We invite you to help us increase national awareness for pressure injury prevention and educate the public about this important topic.
World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day was first observed in 2013 and is growing in recognition from many governing bodies across the world. The annual celebration of Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is sponsored by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). AMT is proud to support NPUAP for leading industry efforts towards prevention and management of pressure injuries.
A pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. The injury occurs as a result of intense and/or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear. The tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by microclimate, nutrition, perfusion, co-morbidities and condition of the soft tissue.