One in four people in Ontario health-care settings experience a pressure injury on
any given day, despite up to 70 per cent of pressure injuries being preventable. Pressure
injuries can extend a hospital stay by four to 11 days (Leaf Healthcare, 2016)
Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is always the third Thursday in November. In 2022, it's November 17th!
Wounds Canada is pleased join the global campaign to prevent pressure injuries. Led by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), the objective of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to increase awareness about pressure injury prevention and to provide education to the public on this topic. NPIAP has developed an extensive media materials package, appropriate for all health-care settings and organizations.
Join us on November 17, 2022, for Wounds Canada's Pressure Injury Symposium. This is a collaboration between Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) and the Canadian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (CPIAP). This symposium, held virtually, offers an exciting agenda of sessions addressing the risks and causes of pressure injuries, the comprehensive prevention and management of them using an integrated team, and how to overcome barriers and improve patient outcomes.
What can you do to raise awareness for Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day?
- Get involved on social media! Follow Wounds Canada's awareness campaigns on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn and amplify our message and important prevention resources throughout the month of November.
- Use the hashtag #StopThePressure to post your own awareness message and join the global conversation. Check out Wounds Canada's Pressure Injury page for key resources to share.
- Attend our Pressure Injury Symposium on November 17th! Join us for this one-day virtual education event, which happens to coincide with Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. This symposium offers an exciting agenda of sessions addressing the risks and causes of pressure injuries, the comprehensive prevention and management of them using an integrated team, and how to overcome barriers and improve patient outcomes.
- Check out our Best Practice Recommendations and accompanying Briefs, Care at Home Series, and our DIY Series on pressure injuries.
- Share your diabetes story as a patient, caregiver or health-care provider on social media and through our online submission portals: Patient/Caregiver Stories and Health-care Provider Stories.
- Download free resources, including posters and fact sheets, to spread the word.
- Find out more as a member of the public and learn more about: Pressure Injuries: The Problem and the Solution
- Update your knowledge today by registering for a program offered by the Wounds Canada Institute!
- Check out the 2022 Patient Toolkit and Provider Toolkit from our partners in Alberta.